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Chet Geschickter

VP Analyst

Chet Geschickter is a Chief of Research for Gartner's CIO Research group. In his role, Mr. Geschickter works to ensure that Gartner provides its CIO clients, with the insights and advice they need to succeed in the digital era. He also contributes to CIO research including digital business, IT strategy, business models, operating models and digital disruption. He has also recently served as a member of the utility industry practice.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Geschickter was a Smart Grid Industry Analyst for Greentech Media. He also has a decade of experience in digital strategy.

Professional background

Greentech Media Research

Senior Analyst, Smart Grid

Independent Consultant

Digital Strategy


Director of Digital Strategy Consulting

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Leadership, Culture and People

CIO Role Evolution

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models

IT Cost Optimization, Finance, Risk and Value


M.B.A., University of Michigan

B.A., Political Science, Duke University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to monetize digital business to achieve revenue growth and profitability

2Determining the business model options that are optimal for creating a digital business

3How to identify new opportunities for profitable digital business

4How to elevate the business value of IT and raise CIO status as a business executive

5How to develop effective Key Performance Indicators for IT and Digital Business