Darren Topham is a Research Director with Gartner's office of the CIO Research team. Mr. Topham's primary areas of focus and research include innovation strategies and scaling, I&T operating models, bimodal IT and digital business transformation Strategies. He also has considerable experience in helping CIOs and IT leaders to better communicate and engage with their wider business organization and in facilitating IT's transition from back-office supplier to a valuable and trusted business partner.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Topham was Group CIO of a pharmaceutical and medical device company. During this time he was responsible for both the IT organization and establishing and developing the Group's Digital Innovation function.
CIO/Group Head of IT
Building and Expanding a Digital Business (retired)
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
1Bimodal IT - initiation, acceleration and growth of digital innovation capability
2IT Operating Models
3Enhancing CIO & IT leader engagement with the C-suite and business leadership
4Digital Business Transformation Strategies
5Innovation - initiation and scale-up