Author Profile

Alvaro Mello

Alvaro Mello

VP, Advisory

10 years at Gartner,  30 years' experience

Location:  NJ USA  |  Language(s):  English, Portuguese, Spanish

Roles and Responsibilities

Alvaro Mello is a Vice President, Advisor with Gartner's CIO Research & Advisory, advising CIOs on leadership, strategy, governance and innovation related topics. He focuses on helping C-level executives to develop their personal leadership styles, drive cultural changes and how it affects innovation and agility in the digital business era. As a seasoned executive, Mr. Mello coaches CIOs on how to develop their careers into new transformational roles and how they can become true business trusted allies. He also works with boards of directors supporting organizations in the creation and execution of successful digital business strategies. Mr. Mello has also advised companies on how to explore business uncertainties and foster innovation through learning and experimentation.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mello had 27 years of experience in the IT industry as an IT executive and entrepreneur. He worked for 12 years as a CIO in different industries (media, consumer goods and manufacturing), focusing on providing new products and services to external customers through the implementation of large transformational business engagements and complex technical modernization projects. He also spent many years in management consulting, both as a senior manager at Deloitte and as a partner at his own consulting firm supporting large global companies.

Professional Background

  • O Estado (Media), CIO, 7 years
  • Schincariol (Beverage), CIO, 2 years
  • Votorantim Cimentos (Building Materials), CIO, 3 years


  • B.S., Computer Sciences, UFRGS, Brazil
  • M.B.A., FGV/SP, Brazil, and Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota), emphasis in Human Resources