Gartner Expert

Daniel Sun

VP Analyst

Dr. Daniel Sun is a member of Gartner CIO Research team and the core topic leader of Evolving Business Models and Ecosystems. His primary research domains include digital transformation, digital business model innovation, digital platforms and ecosystems, IT operating model design, IT organizational design, business and IT alignment, composable business, and digital product management. He spends 70-80% of his interaction time with CIOs and the rest with business executives (e.g., CEOs, COOs, and CFOs).

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, He worked as the digital transformation expert in SAP, head of consulting in IDC, and Country General Manager in B2B International. He has also got several year's experience in AI software development. His doctoral study explores how big data analytics capabilities can drive value proposition innovation and ultimately improve business performance in Financial Industries.

Professional background

B2B International

China General Manager


Head of Consulting, Associate Vice President


Industry Digital Transformation Expert

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Role Evolution

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models


Doctor in Business Administration - DBA, Universite Paris Dauphine - PSL

M.B.A., Alliance Manchester Business School

Masters in Software Engineering, Tianjin University

Bachelors in Computer Science, Tianjin University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do CIOs design and execute IT and digital transformation strategy?

2How do CIOs ensure an effective operating model ?

3How do CIOs carry out IT organization design?

4How do CIOs design and execute business model innovation?

5How do CIOs apply product model?