Barika L Pace does research focused on securing emerging technologies and protecting corporate branding for high-tech enterprises. Her research covers threats and disruptions facing, Internet of Things (IoT), cyberphysical systems (CPS), social media, operational technology (OT), coupled with the realities of regulatory changes, privacy, fraud prevention and risk.
In addition, through a product management lens, Ms. Pace helps clients identify top talent requirements. Her work focuses on overcoming recruiting challenges, retention, providing insights into diversity, inclusion and recruiting.
Her research recognizes that in today's interconnective world protecting customers and brand reputation requires, an increased focus on multiple channels to conduct fraud detection, address cyberphysical security risk, counter threats, and to meet the challenges of increasing regulatory environment through continuous innovation.
Also, Ms. Pace's research focuses on helping clients improve customer experience, through effective messaging, communication, and brand management. She helps clients optimize product strategy, and brand positioning.
Finally, Ms. Pace enjoys working with tech CEOs, product leaders, product marketing leadership, CMOs, CISOs, digital manufacturing product innovators, security providers, and various clients on organizational and cultural changes needed to remain agile.
Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Pace held several leadership positions at General Electric, Ford Motor and IBM in smart manufacturing, IoT, product management and cybersecurity. She enjoyed building agile product teams and delivering value. Early on in her career she enjoyed working in the public sector for U.S. Department of Labor. These varied backgrounds provided her with multifaceted insights on market and business challenges and opportunities.
Senior Product Manager
Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs
Corporate Development for Tech CEOs
Product Life Cycle Management
Product Messaging and Differentiation
Post Graduate Certificate, Harvard University
M.A., Wayne State University
B.A., Michigan State University
1Smart Factory: OT/IT security alignment, managing OT security risk and organizational transformation
2Effective digital security and fraud prevention strategies including brand protection across disruptive technologies including social media, IoT and OT
3Defining customer experience metrics
4Building strong teams including culture, recruiting, retention and diversity
5Data Privacy including GDPR, CLOUD Act, Consumer Data Privacy, California Data Privacy