Analyst Profile

Owen Chen

Owen Chen

VP Analyst

10 years at Gartner,  32 years industry 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 China CIO research key initiative. The key initiative helps both CIOs in China and global CIOs who has IT operation in China to understand more about China specific IT environment so that they can better support business in China.


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