Analyst Profile

Saul Brand

Saul Brand

Sr Director Analyst

5 years at Gartner ,  14 years industry experience
Los Angeles, CA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Saul Brand is Research Director in the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team. He leads research on starting, restarting and advancing the capabilities of EA programs. Mr. Brand focuses on using enterprise architecture to drive digital business transformation and business outcomes. He is actively involved in research covering economic architecture, and on "The Future of EA" to bridge the gap between strategy and execution and integrating business and IT. Previously, Mr. Brand led the research community on the emerging topic of digital business platforms. He also focused on EA consultancies and EA tools, researching and helping clients get the best value from large global EA service providers and researching the functionality, selection and implementation of EA tools. He was the lead analyst and author for the Magic Quadrant for EA consultancies and EA tools.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Architecture

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Brand has a broad and diverse background in strategy, finance and technology, with 15 years of experience in the banking, media, entertainment and consumer products industries. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked at The Walt Disney Co. as a Business Technology Partner for corporate, establishing the enterprise architecture competency center. Previously, Mr. Brand held various finance and strategy positions at banking, biotech and telecom companies, where he initiated and led technology enabled business transformation projects, including systems selection and implementation.

Professional Background

The Walt Disney Co., Business Technology Partner, 6 years
Various Finance and IT Roles, Various Financial Markets, Executive Finance and IT Roles, 10 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner 2017 "Thought Leadership" award.

Education

Bachelor of Arts with Honors, International Relations, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Master of Science, Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City University, London, England
Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Business Administration, Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Languages

English

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