Graham Waller

Graham Waller
Graham Waller is a vice president and executive partner with Gartner Executive Programs. He supports and is a trusted adviser to CIOs across a variety of industries, assisting them in business-IT alignment and maximizing IT value. He came to Gartner as part of the firm’s acquisition of META Group, where he led CIO-level research on transformational change.

For more than 20 years, Graham has been driving business results and achieving measurable value from IT-enabled transformation. He has held both IT and business leadership positions within end-user and IT service provider Fortune 100 companies, including direct responsibility in the major disciplines of strategy, governance, IT portfolio management, e-commerce and CRM.

Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool and a certification in e-business strategy from the University of Chicago.

 

George Hallenbeck

George Hallenbeck
George Hallenbeck is director, intellectual property development, for Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. With over a dozen years of experience in the field of talent management, he is responsible for the development of intellectual property (IP) that supports Leadership and Talent Consulting’s service offerings and commercial products.

George has coauthored the Lominger publications "Interviewing Right: How Science Can Sharpen Your Interviewing Accuracy" and the forthcoming "FYI for Insight." He has expertise in developing IP in the areas of succession planning, coaching and 360-degree feedback. He is a frequent speaker on emerging trends and critical issues in talent and has authored or coauthored numerous white papers and scientific articles. George holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Colorado State University, as well as a B.S. degree in psychology from Colby College.

 

Karen Rubenstrunk

Karen Rubenstrunk
Karen Rubenstrunk has led research on critical issues such as executive relationship management, leadership development, value management, organization development, and governance. Many of her client CIOs have received awards for Top CIO, Best Place to Work in Information Technology, Most Innovative CIO, and The Resourceful 100. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry’s CIO practice, Karen successfully built META Group’s executive offerings, including its highly successful CIO practice, before the company was acquired by Gartner.

Karen is a sought-after speaker on CIO leadership, able to hit at the heart of the issue with, as one CIO put it, "knowledge and compassion." She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Old Dominion University and a B.S. degree in business information systems from Arizona State University.

 
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