Gartner Expert

F. Christian Byrnes

Distinguished VP, Research

F. Christian Byrnes is a Managing Vice President in Gartner. Mr. Byrnes role is to enable analysts and their team managers to deliver more effective and efficient client service while covering the management of risk-related programs, such as information security, business continuity and compliance. In addition, he consults with leading organizations worldwide on cybersecurity trends and best practices.

Previous experience

Mr. Byrnes is a former CEO as well as COO, Vice President strategic marketing, Vice President business development and Vice President software engineering at various software companies, including IBM, Martin Marietta and Landmark.

Professional background

META Group

Vice President and Service Director




Vice President Strategic Marketing and Product Management


M.B.A., International Marketing

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Organization, structure and management of cybersecurity programs

2Reporting cybersecurity status to boards of directors

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