Gartner Expert

Chad Walker

Sr Principal, Advisory

Chad Walker is principal advisor on the CIO advisory team. He advises CIOs and senior technology leaders on strategy, management practices, and improving organisational performance.

Advisors help to make clients successful by integrating insights from across Gartner, delivering practical advice, and facilitating outcome-focused discussions.

Mr. Walker uses best-practice research to address organisations' mission critical challenges around; digital business transformation, operating model design, talent and culture change, IT metrics and performance management, innovation, and strategic planning. He works with public and private sector leaders to help drive enterprise outcomes and accelerate decision making - in order to maximise the business value of IT capabilities and investments.

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Walker worked with the hCEB Legal and Compliance account management team, MSE as a Sr. Account Management Specialist.

Areas of coverage

CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

CIO Role Evolution

CIO Impact on Digital Business Strategy and Execution

Technology Finance, Risk and Value Management


Bachelor's Degree, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Master's Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1I&T Strategic Planning

2Leadership, Culture and People



5Role Evolution