Analyst Profile

Jenny Beresford

Jenny Beresford

Research Director

2 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience
Australia


Roles and Responsibilities

Jenny Beresford is a Research Director with Gartner's CIO Advisory team, specializing in digital business, strategy, bimodal/agile philosophy and practices, and innovation, from the C-level perspective. She has been both a consultant to, and a CIO in, global enterprises experiencing market disruption. She has walked in the shoes of the contemporary CIO who is leading digital transformation, complex change, and product innovation. Her research explores the impact and opportunity of digital ecosystems and the IoT, and the digital business leadership mindset, culture and performance. She is particularly interested in economic shifts, and the rise of China and India, in the 21st century. Ms. Beresford is a dual Australian/British citizen of the world, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. She has traveled extensively, moved continents frequently, and worked in the U.K., Europe, India, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Beresford joined Gartner in 2015.

Background

Previous Experience

Previously, she has served as a CIO, a VP and GM in consulting and technology firms, an agile coach, and a digital transformation director from an early start in the industry as a "coder" aka programmer. Has touched almost every aspect of IT in her career, from coding and infrastructure through to analysis, architecture and strategy. And still enjoying accelerating humanity, creating the future, through technology.

Professional Background

National Australia Bank, Head of Technology Experience, 3 years
Pearson Group, CIO, APAC, 3 years
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, CIO, 1 year

Education

B.A., Fine Arts and English Literature, University of Queensland,
Certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilist
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
M.B.A., Professional Services Marketing and Strategy, University of Queensland
Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Project Management Professional, PMBOK (PMP)

Languages

English