Gartner Expert

Chris Ganly

VP Analyst

Chris Ganly is a CIO Research Director in the IT finance, economics, value and risk group. His coverage includes IT financial management, incorporating reporting and transparency; the business value of IT; cost optimization; business cases and benefits realization.

Mr. Ganly is a Chartered Accountant and a seasoned IT professional, with significant expertise at the nexus of finance and technology. Prior to joining Gartner Research, he has held a variety of roles including CFO and COO, as well as forming part of the management teams at several consulting businesses.

In previous roles, his focus has been heavily on financial and cost management, business and performance reporting, business turnaround/restructuring, IT strategy and adoption, systems selection and implementation and mergers and acquisition.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Ganly had an extensive career in professional advisory services including senior roles at PwC, BearingPoint/Pactera and was formerly GVP of Gartner Consulting in APAC. He has also held roles as COO, CFO, and CEO in professional services as well as in the high tech manufacturing sector.

Professional background


Senior Partner and CFO


Consulting GVP


Principal Consultant

Areas of coverage

IT Cost Optimization, Finance, Risk and Value

Executive Leadership: Mergers and Acquisitions


Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ)

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cost optimization

2Business value of IT

3IT financial management and transparency

4Business cases and benefits realization