Author Profile

Janelle Hill

Janelle Hill

Distinguished VP Analyst

21 years at Gartner,  38 years' experience

Location:  PA USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Janelle B. Hill is a Distinguished Vice President in Gartner's Executive Leadership of Digital Business team, primarily contributing to the M&A and Corporate Development research. Her research focus emphasizes evolving enterprise business operations to support the digital ambition and strategy, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Hill primarily works with the CIO and executive leaders on their business transformation initiatives. She regularly speaks with CEOs, COOs, Chief Digital Officers and CIOs. She leads interactive workshops, presents at conferences, writes extensively and is often quoted in business and IT journals on digital business transformation and the evolving role of the CIO in business transformation. Prior to joining Gartner's CIO Practice, Janelle led Gartner's Business Process Management research team.


Previous Experience

Previously, as Director of Industry Solutions Marketing, Ms. Hill's focus was on manufacturing industries. She was responsible for planning marketing programs and events, writing marketing collateral and working directly with field sales personnel on sales opportunities. She also did competitive analysis.

Professional Background

  • IBM, Senior Sales and Systems Engineer, Solution Marketing, 9 years
  • MCI Telecommunications, Director, Database Administration, 2 years
  • Vitria, Director, Industry Solutions Marketing, 2 years


  • B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
  • M.B.A., New York University, Stern School of Business

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Wall Street journal interview and article on CIO as the "COO by Proxy" - Coronavirus Pandemic Helps Speed More CIOs Toward Business Operations Accountability - Nov, 2020