Christiane Groth is a former researcher currently serving as strategic advisor to CIOs and other C-suite executives, engaging in consultative discussions on digital business transformation, strategic planning, organizational design, and business architecture. Her ability to efficiently distill Gartner's research insights to practical implementation strategies across these key areas of business management has made her a sought after thought partner to F250 CIOs from a variety of industries. Key questions she helps clients address include:
- What is the "project to product" shift and what does it mean for my enterprise's organizational structure and workflows?
- How do I innovate and drive business digital transformation in my organization?
- What does good strategic planning look like in a digital business environment?
- How do I mature my IT function to ensure digital business success?
- How do CIOs help drive digital business models?
Prior to joining CEB (now Gartner) in 2008, Ms. Groth was a research analyst for United Educators and has held administrative positions at Georgetown University and the College of William and Mary. Her work in higher education specialized in business continuity planning, crisis response, communications strategy, and operational efficiency. She has helped universities evaluate key operations programs for effectiveness (including technology initiatives), update strategic plans, and implement crisis response plans following Hurricane Katrina and Virginia Tech events.
Ms. Groth holds an Ed.D. in higher education policy from the College of William and Mary, where her studies and dissertation focused on the role of interest groups in shaping public policy. She also holds B.A. and M.T. degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.