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Ian Cox

Sr Director Analyst

Ian Cox is a Senior Director, Analyst with Gartner's CIO research team.Mr Cox's coverage areas include strategic planning, IT operating models, board communication and the Office of the CIO.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cox worked as an independent advisor to boards and executives across a range of industries covering subjects including strategy, digital transformation and the role of the CIO and IT. He is also a columnist for CIO Magazine and is the author of two books, Digital Uncovered and Disrupt IT. Before becoming an independent advisor, he held CIO positions at several companies and developed a reputation for leading and transforming IT functions, services and platforms in complex environments with a focus on creating, aligning and driving business and IT strategies.

Previous experience

In Mr. Cox's previous role, his main focus areas were:

Advising boards and CIOs

CIO mentor

Author of Disrupt IT and Digital Uncovered

Columnist for CIO magazine

Keynote speaker

Nonexec. advisor

Professional background


Board and CIO Advisor

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Interim IT Director

May Gurney

Director of Information Systems

Areas of coverage

CIO Impact on Digital Business Strategy and Execution


M.Sc., Applied Statistics and Operational Research, Birkbeck College, University of London

B.Sc., with honors, Mathematics with Actuarial Studies, University of Southampton

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Creating and communicating business and IT strategy

2Adaptive strategic planning

3Presenting to the Board and Senior Executives

4Personal brand and influencing

5Scoping and managing the Office of the CIO