Gartner Expert

Avivah Litan

Distinguished VP Analyst

Avivah Litan is a Distinguished VP Analyst in Gartner Research. Ms. Litan is currently a member of the ITL AI team that covers AI and Blockchain. She specializes in AI Risk Management, Blockchain innovation, and how to detect Fake content and goods using a variety of technologies and methodologies. She chairs Gartner's Blockchain Research Community of analysts covering blockchain, and also helps manage Gartner's research for Application Leaders across the Applications and Software Engineering group

Ms. Litan has a strong background in many aspects of cybersecurity and fraud, including the integration of AI with these domains. This background is useful in her current coverage of securing and protecting AI, and of integrating advanced technologies such as blockchain, IoT and AI to solve specific use cases, such as detecting fake content or goods.

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Litan worked as a Director of Financial Systems at the World Bank. She also worked as a journalist and columnist for the Washington Times. She earned her Masters of Science at M.I.T.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Litan worked as a Director of Financial Systems at the World Bank. She also worked as a journalist and columnist for the Washington Times.

Professional background

World Bank

Senior Manager

Booz Allen Hamilton

Consultant

Sperry Univac

Systems Analyst

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Artificial Intelligence

Security of Applications and Data

Digital Commerce Technologies (retired)

Education

M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What is the state of enterprise blockchain applications?

2What are the top priorities for an AI Risk Management Program?

3What are the top trends for blockchain technology and applications?

4What are the best practices for managing risks for AI models and data?

5What are the best practices for implementing blockchain projects?