Gartner Expert

Colin Gilbert

Managing Vice President

Colin Gilbert is a Managing Vice President at Gartner. Mr. Gilbert manages the team responsible for all research and advisory work across several sectors, including: Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Hospitality. These industries encompass a set of large brands that while early to digital, were slow to keep pace with the innovation curve driven by select disruptors (e.g., Tesla, Apple, and Airbnb).

In addition, his team works to adapt and apply the Digital IQ methodology, initiating and incubating coverage of new sectors. Since 2017, this has included the launch of our new Financial Services and Health & Wellness practices (with more to follow).

Previous experience

Joining L2 in 2011, Mr. Gilbert has authored reports across nearly every industry vertical, presented thought leadership in both public and client-facing forums, and managed a wide range of brand memberships and industry partnerships. Previously, he served as a Principal at the Civitas Group in Washington DC, helping build their cyber security practice.

Professional background

L2 Inc.

Vice President

Civitas Group


Areas of coverage

Digital Performance Benchmarks (retired)


Stanford University, BA

London School of Economics, MPA

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