Gartner Expert

Donna Scott

Distinguished VP Analyst

Donna Scott is Distinguished Vice President Analyst in Gartner's Office of the CIO Research. Ms. Scott is responsible for research across strategy to execution including operating models, organizational models, governance and strategic execution. She also focuses on transforming I&T operating models to get more value out of information & technology.

Previous experience

Prior to her career in research, Ms. Scott spent 10 years in management consulting, managing medium- to large-scale business process engineering and business application implementations, including enterprise resource planning and financial systems.

Professional background

DH Brown Associates

Research Director

Ernst & Young (EY)

Senior Manager, Consulting

Interactive Information Systems

ERP Software Trainer

Areas of coverage

CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

CIO Impact on Digital Business Strategy and Execution

Executive Leadership: Digital Business

Executive Leadership: Enterprise Strategic Planning and Execution


M.B.A., University of Bridgeport

B.S., Applied Science, cum laude, Miami University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Designing and transforming the information & technology and enterprise operating models to get more value out of IT

2Leveraging digital product management and multidisciplinary business/IT teams to execute strategy

3Structuring the IT organization

4Driving and charting a path to increasing levels of information and technology maturity

5Balancing centralization and decentralization and applying the right governance to achieve strategic outcomes