Gartner Expert

Emily Rose McRae

Sr Director, Research

Emily Rose McRae leads the Future of Work and Talent Analytics research teams in Gartner's HR Practice. While Ms. McRae works across all issues that can lead to the future of work, her core areas of focus include emerging technologies and their impact on work and the workforce, new employment models, market and demographic shifts, and workforce planning to anticipate and prepare for these changes.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. McRae worked in management consulting and international development, providing data science support to U.S. Government loan programs and microfinance projects in Fiji and Tonga.

Professional background

FI Consulting

Management Consultant

UNDP Pacific Financial Inclusion Program

Financial Inclusion Consultant

The Olinger Group

Research Analyst

Areas of coverage

Digital Workplace Strategy

Talent Analytics

Future of Work


M.A., International Affairs and International Economics, Specialization in Conflict Management and Quantitative Economics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

B.A., Political Economy and Latin American Studies, Tulane University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Assessing how the future of work will impact your organization

2How to ensure your talent analytics enable better business decisions

3Effective workforce planning during disruption, including using data and talent analytics to inform workforce planning

4Evaluating new employment models, including gig, and assessing whether and how to deploy them at your organization

5Preparing for the impact of emerging technology (including AI and Automation) on your workforce and your talent strategy