Analyst Profile

Daniel Sun

Daniel Sun

VP Analyst

5 years at Gartner,  17 years industry experience

Location:  China  | Language(s):  Chinese - Mandarin, English

Roles and Responsibilities

Dr. Daniel Sun is a member of Gartner CIO Research team and the core topic leader of Foster Technology Enabled Innovation. He is also the Greater China Regional Lead for research. His primary research domains include digital transformation, business model innovation, digital platforms, innovation ecosystems, IT operating model design, IT organizational design, business and IT alignment, composable business, and digital product management. He spends 60-70% of his interaction time with CIOs and the rest with business executives (e.g., CEOs, COOs, and CFOs).


Previous Experience

Prior to Gartner, He worked as the digital transformation expert in SAP, head of consulting in IDC, and Country General Manager in B2B International. He has also got several year's experience in AI software development. His doctoral study explores how big data analytics capabilities can drive value proposition innovation and ultimately improve business performance in Financial Industries.

Professional Background

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


  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Tianjin University
  • Doctor in Business Administration - DBA, Universite Paris Dauphine - PSL
  • M.B.A., Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Masters in Software Engineering, Tianjin University