Author Profile

Jan-Martin Lowendahl

Jan-Martin Lowendahl

Distinguished VP Analyst

18 years at Gartner,  29 years' experience

Location:  Sweden  |  Language(s):  English, Norwegian, Swedish

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.


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Garter Analyst of the year, 2017
  • Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2014