Gartner Expert

Anson Chen

Director Analyst

Anson Chen is a Director Analyst with a primary focus on data security, privacy protection, application security, security program management and governance. Mr. Chen has over 15 years of professional experience in a variety of security operation, consulting, and management roles.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, he was a senior manager of Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Consulting at Ernst & Young, the leader of IT Security, Risk, and Compliance at BMW Brilliance Automotive, and a technical specialist at IBM.

Throughout his career in security advisory and management roles, Mr. Chen has supported IT leaders to acknowledge security initiatives, established security organizations, and chosen reliable technology solutions and vendors to enable organizations to achieve their cybersecurity and compliance objectives.

Professional background

Ernst & Young (China) Advisory

Sr. Manager of Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Consulting

BMW Brilliance Automotive

Leader of IT Security, Risk and Compliance


IT Implementation Specialist

Areas of coverage

Security of Applications and Data

Cybersecurity Leadership

Digital Technology Leadership for CIOs in China

Demonstrate Value and Collaborate With Business Partners

Meet Daily Cybersecurity Needs


Master of Business Administration, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Master of Management Information System, National Chengchi University

BSc., Management Information System, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Impact of Chinese Cybersecurity Law (CSL), Data Security Law(DSL), Personal Information Protection Law(PIPL)

2Data/Privacy Protection, Data Security Governance, and Data Security Vendors in China

3Cybersecurity Strategy, Business-Centric Cybersecurity Investments, Outcome-Driven Metrics(ODM) in China

4AI Trust, Risk, Security Management (AI TRiSM) in China

5Application Programming Interface(API) Security and Vendors in China