Analyst Profile

Chris Howard

Chris Howard

Distinguished VP Analyst

14 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Chris Howard is a Chief of Research for Gartner's CIO Research group. In that role, Mr. Howard ensures that Gartner meets the general and industry-specific needs of CIOs, with emphasis on both technical and business leadership. He also serves on the Senior Content Leadership Board at Gartner where he is responsible for the development of advice for CEOs, boards of directors, and cross-functional teams. In that capacity, he interacts regularly with CEOs and other senior executives at the world's largest enterprises. He has led various special projects for Gartner, including serving as global chair for Symposium/ITxpo and directing major research initiatives across the company.

Chris Howard's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Mr. Howard has been involved in multiple areas of technology as a consultant, teacher, developer, architect and analyst. His experience covers enterprise application architecture, program management, multimedia and training. At U.S. Bank, he was responsible for development framework architecture, branch renewal and emerging technology. Prior to joining the bank, he owned his own company specializing in technology applications for multimedia and performance.

Professional Background

Burton Group, VP and Research Director, Executive Advisory Program, 5 years
Silverstreet Productions, Owner, 10 years
US Bank, VP, Information Delivery and Payment Systems, 5 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Thought Leadership Award: 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018


BMus and MMus, McGill University, Montreal
DMA, University of British Columbia



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