Gartner Expert

Brandon Germer

Sr Director Analyst

Brandon Germer is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Office of the CIO Research. Mr. Germer advises senior and executive business leaders on strategy, execution, and operating models through written research, conferences, workshops, and 1 to 1 interactions.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Brandon was a business strategist, data & analytics consultant and practice leader, and technology leader. During that time, he held a CIO position at a food and beverage company. He has also held positions in the financial services and CPG industries. His strategy work has included strategic plan development for large insurance providers and modernizing the I&T and enterprise strategy functions of companies undergoing digital transformation.

Professional background

Director of Technology

Talking Rain Beverage Company

Revel Consulting

Decision Science Practice Lead, Senior Manager


Manager, Analytics and Information Management

Areas of coverage

CIO Impact on Digital Business Strategy and Execution


MBA in Finance & Business Analytics, Purdue University

BS in Business Administration with CIS, Colorado State University, graduated with Honors

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Developing and communicating business and IT strategy

2Adaptive strategic planning

3Leveraging digital product management and multidisciplinary business/IT teams to execute strategy

4Designing and transforming the Information & Technology operating models to get more value out of IT

5Human Centered Design applied to strategy and strategic plan execution

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