Gartner Expert

Greg Li

VP, Advisory

Greg Li is a Vice President in the CIO Research and Advisory group at Gartner. Mr. Li delivers actionable and objective insight to CIOs and their teams, as well as to other business leaders. He provides expert guidance and tools that enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization's most critical priorities.

Previous experience

Mr. Li is a digital transformation strategist and practitioner, a trusted advisor and a people leader in strategy, operations and innovation, and helped businesses and IT organizations in realizing business values and improving performance through information and technology.

Prior to Gartner, he worked with a number of leading consulting and technology firms, including Lenovo, SAP, McKinsey, Capgemini, and served clients in a variety of industries, such as high tech, automotive, retail, consumer products, utilities, etc., across China, Canada, and the U.S.A.

Professional background

Lenovo Group

Executive Director, Strategy, Transformation and Architecture

SAP China

Head of Industry Value Engineering Team for Discrete Manufacturing Cluster

McKinsey & Company


Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Leadership of Technology Talent, Culture and DEI

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models

IT Cost Optimization, Finance, Risk and Value

Executive Leadership: Digital Business



M.A., Economics, Nankai University

B.S., Engineering, Tianjin University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do I design I&T operating model, develop IT strategy, and establish IT governance?

2How do I develop leadership, change culture and enable people?

3What are the emerging trends and how should I counter disruption and innovate?

4How do I manage IT spend, finance and budget to maximize business value?

5How does the CIO role evolve in digital business transformation?