Analyst Profile

Suzanne Adnams

Suzanne Adnams

Managing Vice President

12 years at Gartner,  44 years industry experience

Location:  AZ USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Suzanne Adnams is a Managing Vice President for the Strategic Portfolio Management team in IT Leaders and Technical Professionals (ITLTP) Research. Previous Gartner roles include VP Analyst role in CIO Research and Executive Partner.


Previous Experience

Prior to this role, Suzanne Adnams was Vice President, Analyst with Gartner Research, working on the CIO Leadership of Strategy, Execution and Organization team and the CIO Leadership, Culture and People team. Ms. Adnams provided research, insights, advice and support for IT executives related to navigating the future of work and the changing workplace experience as well as developing leadership skills, leading change in their organizations. From 2011-2013 Ms. Adnams was an Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs. She worked with CIOs in Western Canada, providing executive-level advice, guidance, counsel, direction and assistance to support the CIO role and helping members use Gartner resources to succeed in their organizations. Suzanne has been working in IT since 1980, and has been in government and higher education management and executive roles since the mid 1990s, including a CIO role. As a consultant following the CIO role, Suzanne worked with executive clients on IT strategy and planning, best practices, organizational design and change management, with a focus on governance, IT service management and project management.

Professional Background

  • Gartner Canada, Executive Partner, 2 years
  • Grant MacEwan University, Chief Information Technology Officer, 2 years
  • Online Business Systems - OBSglobal, Principal Consultant, 6 years


  • B.Sc., Social Sciences, University of Toronto
  • M.A., Work, Organization & Leadership, Athabasca University
  • Master's Certificate in Project Management, University of Winnipeg/York University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT)
  • ITIL
  • MOR (Management of Risk)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • PROSCI Practitioner (Organizational Change Management)