Author Profile

Owen Chen

Owen Chen

VP Analyst

11 years at Gartner,  33 years' experience

Location:  China  |  Language(s):  Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Shanghaiese (Wu), English

Roles and Responsibilities

Owen Chen is a VP Analyst in Gartner CIO Research Group, based in China. His research focuses on digital and technology executive leadership, digital business transformation, innovation management, strategy and governance, I&T operating model. Owen is also the leader of Digital Technology Leadership for CIOs in China key initiative. The key initiative helps CIOs and their teams in China to better work with CEOs and business peers, organize skills and teams, innovate technologies and realize business value of IT.


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Chen worked for a number of U.S. and European companies as their IT Manager/Director in China, where he managed the IT organization and delivered the IT solution and services to China's businesses. He started his career as a software engineer developing MRPII software.

Professional Background

  • Danisco, China IT Manager, 6 years
  • Ecolab, Senior National IT Manager, 5 years
  • Owens-Illinois, China IT Director, 1 year


  • B.S., Information Science, Fudan University