Darren Topham

Darren Topham

Sr Director Analyst
Darren Topham is a Research Director with Gartner's office of the CIO Research team. Mr. Topham's primary areas of focus and research include innovation strategies and scaling, I&T operating models, bimodal IT and digital business transformation Strategies. He also has considerable experience in helping CIOs and IT leaders to better communicate and engage with their wider business organization and in facilitating IT's transition from back-office supplier to a valuable and trusted business partner.
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Embrace the Potential of Business-Led IT — The Secret Weapon of the CIO

There is a huge rise in the technical capability and I&T talent outside of formal IT departments. Untamed and untapped, this can lead to a surge in uncontrolled technical sprawl. But the CIOs who are able to provide leadership, direction and structure for this growing talent pool can use it to enhance organizational engagement, reduce risk and increase enterprise value from this underutilized secret weapon.

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