Gartner Expert

David Akers

Director, Research

Dave Akers is a director in the Strategy Research group, leading research initiatives for CxOs responsible for strategy formulation and planning. He provides thought leadership on topics such as adaptive planning and analytics/automation for strategic planning. In previous roles at Gartner, Dave supported CFOs and Heads of Investors Relations with investor messaging, valuation and ESG.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Dave led software development projects in IT business/systems analyst roles at private and public organizations.

Areas of coverage

Corporate Strategy Formulation

Corporate Strategic Planning

Corporate Strategy Leadership


M.S., Data Science, George Mason University

M.A., Pubic Policy, University of Pittsburgh

B.A., Intelligence Analysis, Mercyhurst University

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