Analyst Profile

Daniel Sun

Daniel Sun

VP Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  13 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Daniel Sun is a member of Gartner CIO Research team, and is based in Beijing, China. He is a digital transformation expert and evangelist, who focuses on exploring how to leverage digital technologies (e.g., augmented analytics) and capabilities (e.g., agile) to enable digital business success (e.g., digital business model transformation). Mr. Sun is the core topic leader of Evolving Business Models and Ecosystems. His primary research domains include: digital transformation, business model innovation, operating model design and digital product management. To be specific, he is specialized at digital transformation strategy, IT operating model design, IT organizational design, business and IT alignment, integrated business and IT strategy, digital business model innovation and disruption, digital dragons, agile and product-centric model, and IT adaptive governance. Meanwhile, he is enthusiastic about exploring how data & analytics (e.g., augmented analytics) can influence digital business model innovation and digital success. This reflects both of his past professional experience as digital transformation specialist and his doctoral academic research experience. He spends 70-80% of his interaction time with CIOs and the rest with non-IT executives (e.g., CEOs, CDOs and CFOs).


Previous Experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Sun worked as digital transformation expert in SAP, head of consulting in IDC, and China General Manager in an U.K.-based business consulting firm. He has also got a number of years experience in AI software research and development.

Professional Background

B2B International, China General Manager, 3 years
IDC, Head of Consulting, Associate VP, 4 years
SAP, Industry Digital Transformation Expert, 1 year


Bachelors in Computer Science, Tianjin University
M.B.A., Alliance Manchester Business School
Masters in Software Engineering, Tianjin University
Ph.D. Candidate, Universite Paris Dauphine


Chinese - Mandarin

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