Analyst Profile

Owen Chen

Owen Chen

Research Director

6 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Owen Chen is a Research Director in Gartner CIO Research, based in Shanghai, China. His research focuses on IT leadership, IT strategy and IT governance. Specifically, he provides advice and support for Gartner multinational clients on developing IT strategic plans for entering the Chinese market, and for Gartner's Chinese clients on all aspects of IT management.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management


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


Chinese - Mandarin
Chinese - Shanghaiese (Wu)