Analyst Profile

Philip Allega

Philip Allega

Research VP

19 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
United Kingdom


Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Allega is an Analyst, developing research on the role of enterprise architecture (EA) and technology innovation leaders. In 2018, Mr. Allega will investigate strategy execution, strategy and innovation roadmapping, simulation and modelling, and the influence of AI/ML upon each. He is the 2018 chair for Gartner's Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit in London. He is frequently called upon to coach, facilitate, and assess business and IT leadership concerning EA, technology innovation, cost optimization, resource allocation, people development, time, financial and risk management. Typical industry discussions include government, financial services, agriculture, and retail. Past roles at Gartner included numerous conference chair roles, assigned coach to named accounts, agenda manager of research, and team manager of analysts. Mr. Allega has worked in EA for over 25 years. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, a City of London livery company.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Architecture

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Allega has more than 25 years of IT experience in industries as diverse as financial services, consumer products, retail, government and utilities. The first half of his career was spent inside IT organizations, where he did things as diverse as managing the development of retail software for insurance and real estate professionals, assisting a startup venture that led to a public offering, and serving as director of technology planning for Taco Bell, then a division of PepsiCo. He consulted with small and midsize businesses before joining Meta Group's Enterprise Architecture Strategies team in November 1998. He joined Gartner as part of the acquisition of Meta Group in April 2005. Mr. Allega has held direct P&L and cost center manager control as part of his managerial experience. He has also held direct responsibility of up to 65 IT professionals. He has advised and supported organizations with upward of 50,000 IT employees.

Professional Background

Century 21 Real Estate (Owned by MetLife), Project Leader, 5 years
Plaza Home Mortgage (now Fleet Bank), Assistant Vice President, MIS, 2 years
Taco Bell (PepsiCo Division), Director, Technology Planning, 4 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, a City of London Livery Company
Multiple past conference chairs and speaker keynotes

Education

B.S., cum laude, Business Management, University of Phoenix
M.B.A., University of California, Irvine

Languages

English