Analyst Profile

Lee Weldon

Lee Weldon

Managing VP

6 years at Gartner ,  17 years industry experience
United Kingdom


Roles and Responsibilities

Lee Weldon is a Managing Vice President with Gartner's CIO research team. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Weldon held various IT leadership roles in a large multinational organization, including creating and managing the global CIO office, developing the IT strategy, and leading the portfolio management and IT governance processes. His research focuses on the areas of IT strategy, digital business strategy, the office of the CIO, and the evolving role of the CIO.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management

Background

Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Weldon spent 12 years at Nokia, where he worked primarily at the interface between IT and senior business stakeholders. Most recently, he was responsible for ramping up an enterprise PMO for business capability development, which provided a link between business strategy and execution. Prior to that, Mr. Weldon created and managed the CIO office, focusing on IT strategy, portfolio and program management, IT transformation, and the marketing and communication of IT value within the company. Mr. Weldon has held various IT leadership positions in the past, including strategy and operations development for IT infrastructure, and managing teams responsible for delivering middleware, database, intranet and internet solutions. He has also been a program manager and IT service manager.

Professional Background

Nokia, Director, IT Strategy and Portfolio Management/Head of CIO Office, 12 years

Education

Bachelor of Science in International Relations, Wheaton College, Illinois, U.S.A.
Master of Business Administration in International Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Master's Degree in Business Informatics, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Languages

English