Gartner Expert

Anson Chen

Director Analyst

Anson Chen is a Director Analyst with a primary focus on data/privacy protection, application security, security program management and governance. Mr. Chen has 13 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, a manager 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 organization, and chosen reliable technology solutions and vendors to enable organizations to achieve its cybersecurity and compliance objectives.

Professional background

Ernst & Young (China) Advisory

Sr. Manager of Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Consulting

BMW Brilliance Automotive

Manager of IT Security, Risk and Compliance


IT Implementation Specialist

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Security of Applications and Data

Cybersecurity and IT Risk


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, Data Security Law and Privacy

2Data Classification Policy and Vendors in China

3Data Loss Prevention Strategy and Vendors in China