Gartner Expert

Irma Fabular

Sr Director Analyst

Irma Fabular is a Research Director at Gartner. Ms. Fabular's research is focused on public sector technology and service providers. She supports a research agenda that includes market forecast and demand, growth opportunities, potential risks, competitive landscape, and emerging business and technology trends. This agenda enables product managers and other technology business leaders effectively plan, develop, innovate, deploy, and position solutions for the government and education market. It also helps accelerate implementation and adoption of digital business transformation in the public sector market.

Ms. Fabular has over 20 years of experience working at Gartner providing advisory and consulting services for government, education, and health clients. She has supported many client engagements focused on optimizing the contributions of information and technology solutions to organizational performance, transformation, and innovation.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Ms. Fabular held IT leadership and operational management positions supporting law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, healthcare, software product development, medical device manufacturing, and oceanographic research. In those positions, she designed, developed, implemented, and managed IT solutions for 911 emergency communications and dispatching; enterprise resource management; human resources and payroll; financial management; and patient care management.

Professional background

City of San Diego and County of San Diego

IT Director

Computer Sciences Corp. (now Perspecta)

Application Software Engineer

University of California, San Diego Health

Systems Analyst

Areas of coverage

Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Messaging and Differentiation

Industry Strategy Execution (retired)

Industry Product Planning (retired)

Technology Market Essentials


M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering

B.S., Business Administration, with an emphasis in Information Systems, San Diego State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Government Go-to-Market Strategies

2Market Sizing and Segmentation for Federal and State and Local Government

3Business and Technology Trends in Government

4Adoption Curve of Major Technologies and Industry-Specific Solutions

5Messaging and Positioning to Key Government Executives