Analyst Profile

Tony Sheehan

Tony Sheehan

VP Analyst

4 years at Gartner,  17 years industry experience

Location:  United Kingdom  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Tony Sheehan is a Vice President Analyst in Gartner Research and Advisory. Mr. Sheehan researches higher education learning environments with a particular focus on learning management systems, online learning, and digital transformation of higher education. He also evaluates the potential of emerging learning technologies as well as good practices to optimize student experience, support faculty and deliver institutional learning effectiveness. He has considerable experience of digital learning strategy development, helps Institutions evolve learning technology practices to address the current challenges facing higher education and has a strong interest in the educational implications of the evolving world of work.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Sheehan had 12 years experience in the education sector, as Associate Dean for Digital Learning at London Business School, Director of Learning Services at Ashridge and as an advisor to multiple higher education and startup clients. Before joining the education sector, he designed and delivered a knowledge management strategy for Arup, a global engineering consultancy.

Professional Background

  • Ashridge Business School, Director of Learning Services, 7 years
  • London Business School, Associate Dean, 4 years


  • B.A. (Hons) Metallurgy and Materials, Oxford University
  • MBA, Loughborough University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education, University of London