Analyst Profile

Peter Aykens

Peter Aykens

Distinguished VP, Research

28 years at Gartner ,  2 years industry experience
Arlington, VA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Peter Aykens is a Distinguished Vice President, Research within the Peer and Practitioner Research (PPR) area at Gartner. Mr. Aykens is responsible for co-leading Gartner's research on Digital Business Transformation for Industry Leadership. This cross-functional key initiative investigates how enterprise and functional leaders develop, enable and execute digital business transformation. In prior roles at the firm, he spent over 25 years leading research teams focused on banking and financial services strategy producing numerous studies that addressed business strategy, channel, marketing, customer experience and product challenges. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Olaf College; a MSc.(Econ) degree in International Politics from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; and a MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University.


Previous Experience

Mr. Aykens led CEB's Financial Services research practice managing research teams addressing business strategy issues across retail and business banking, wealth management and FS operations.

Professional Background

CEB, Principal Research Leader, Financial Services Practice, 26 years


B.A. Political Science, St. Olaf College
MSc(Econ) in International Politics University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Ph.D. in Political Science, Brown University



Call +1 855-515-4486 or contact us

to become a Gartner client.