Analyst Profile

Jan-Martin Lowendahl

Jan-Martin Lowendahl

VP Distinguished Analyst

13 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Ph.D. (chemistry), is a Research VP in Gartner Research, where his research area is mainly higher education governance, strategy and emerging trends. The methodologies for strategic planning and frameworks for governance are especially focused on stakeholder communication and are also used in several other sectors with a high percentage of knowledge workers or end users with large and complex consumption of IT-related services. Such organizations include R&D organizations, public-sector organizations, as well as primary and secondary education institutions.

Areas of Coverage

  • Education


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Lowendahl had 15 years of experience in higher education, including research and teaching and IT management. Most recently, he served as CIO, where his main focus was infrastructure strategies and governance. He has also worked collaboratively in the academic community and has served on several boards.

Professional Background

Chalmers University of Technology, CIO, 5 years
Chalmers University of Technology, IT Director, 3 years
School of Chemistry, Goteborg University, IT Manager, 3 years


Ph.D., Chemistry, Goteborg University