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Irma Fabular

VP, Team Manager

Irma Fabular is a Vice President and Team Manager in the Industries Research Group at Gartner. She has over 20 years of experience working at Gartner. This includes client engagement, team management and business leadership in consulting, research and advisory services for government, education, health, and technology and service provider (TSP) clients.

Ms. Fabular currently leads a team of research analysts focused on U.S. federal government and defense markets. She previously led a team of research analysts covering global, governmentwide IT modernization and digital transformation initiatives. Ms. Fabular's research coverage focuses on government CIOs and technology executives as well as public sector TSP product leaders and general managers.

For government CIOs and technology executives, Ms. Fabular's research addresses government IT modernization, innovation, and digital transformation to support whole-of-government and mission-specific outcomes. Her research helps accelerate planning, implementation and adoption of digital transformation in government.

For public sector TSP product leaders and general managers, Ms. Fabular's research encompasses enterprise IT spending forecasts and demand, market growth opportunities and risks, competitive landscape, and business and technology buyer trends. Her research enables product leaders and other technology business leaders effectively plan, develop, innovate, deploy, and position solutions for the public sector markets.

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 planning, human resources and payroll, financial management, and patient care management.

Professional background

Gartner Consulting

Vice President and Industry Practice Leader

The Warner Group (acquired by Gartner)

Senior Manager

City of San Diego, Fire-Rescue Department

IT Director, Emergency Communications Systems

Areas of coverage

Government Verticals Digital Innovation and Application Modernization

Governmentwide Digital Innovation and Application Modernization

Go-to-Market Strategy

Industry Markets and Technologies

Industry Product Planning and Strategy


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

1Accelerating IT modernization and digital transformation initiatives in government

2Developing go-to-market strategies for U.S. federal and state and local government markets

3Understanding government buying behavior, challenges and opportunities

4Determining adoption and investments by governments in digital technologies

5Messaging and positioning of technology products and IT services to government executives and other stakeholders