Gartner Expert

Irma Fabular

VP, Team Manager

Irma Fabular is a Vice President and Team Manager in the Industries Research Group at Gartner. She leads a global team of research analysts focused on the government vertical. She supports several key initiatives for government CIOs and public sector technology and service providers (TSPs) product leaders.

The key initiatives for government CIOs cover IT modernization, innovation, and digital transformation. These initiatives help accelerate planning, implementation and adoption of digital transformation in government.

For public sector TSPs product leaders, the key initiatives include industry product planning and strategy as well as industry technology market essentials. These encompass enterprise IT spending forecasts and demand, growth opportunities and risks, competitive landscape, and emerging business and technology trends. The TSP public sector key initiatives enable product leaders and other technology business leaders effectively plan, develop, innovate, deploy, and position solutions for the government and education markets.

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

Government Digital Transformation and Innovation

Government Technology Optimization and 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

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