Gartner Expert

Graham Waller

Distinguished VP Analyst

Graham Waller is a Distinguished Vice President in Gartner's Digital Business Leadership research team. He focuses on supporting C-level executives and their teams with the leadership, talent and work shifts needed to succeed in the digital-era. Mr. Waller currently leads two cross Gartner teams researching the Future of Work and Agile Learning. He is a co-author of two Gartner books: "Digital to the Core" and "The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results".

Previous experience

Mr. Waller came to Gartner from Meta Group, where he led CIO research on leadership and transformational change as part of the Executive Directions service. He was a coach and advisor to global CIOs, as well as conference speaker and an expert analyst in numerous industry press articles.

Mr. Waller has more than 20 years of experience in driving business results and achieving measurable value from IT-enabled transformation. He has held both IT and business leadership positions within two Fortune 100 end-user and IT service provider companies. He is a hybrid business-IT leader and a recognized authority in the disciplines of leadership and driving value from technology investments.

Professional background

Meta Group

Senior Vice President, Executive Direction


Director, Strategy, E-Marketing and Customer Information


Senior Consultant, Business Value Realization

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

Executive Leadership: Talent

Future of Work Reinvented Resource Center


B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, University of Liverpool

Certification, E-Business Strategy, University of Chicago

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Implementing the future of hybrid work to drive talent and business outcomes

2Prevailing in today's great contest for talent via data-driven strategies

3Driving effective upskilling and reskilling via agile learning proven practices

4Helping leaders evolve their personal brands to aid career progression

5Embracing growth mindsets foster resilience and accelerate change