Gartner Expert

Irving Tyler

Distinguished VP Analyst

Irving Tyler is a Distinguished Research Vice President with Gartner's CIO Research team focusing on the role of the CIO as executive leader and technology executive. Irving seeks to understand how the role is evolving and expanding to provide guidance to help all CIOs be highly effective. Mr. Tyler's work is directed towards enabling CIOs and all executives to understand and navigate the complex challenges of executive performance, business design, and digital business. Irving advices CIOs on how to develop their abilities to be effective, including building relationships, managing politics, and communicating effectively with their boss, peers and partners. In addition Mr. Tyler helps CIOs evaluate and initiate use of the OKR method to improve the focus and alignment of their leadership and function with the business.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 2008, Mr. Tyler accumulated 28 years of experience in multiple industries with executive roles in finance and operations and as CIO in multiple firms where he developed and delivered major business transformation initiatives. Prior to joining the CIO Research team in 2017, Mr. Tyler was a Vice President and Executive Partner in Gartner's Executive Program providing comprehensive advice and guidance to CIOs and business leaders on every element of the mission of IT and the job of the executive in achieving business value with Information and Technology.

Professional background

IMS Health

Chief Information Officer

Quaker Chemical Corporation

V.P. and Chief Information Officer

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

Executive Leadership: Digital Business

CIO Executive Leadership Development

Executive Leadership: Leadership Dynamics


Master's degree in Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

Mr. Tyler is also a nonpracticing CPA.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Success and growth in the roles and responsibilities of the CIO and of technology leadership

2Establishing the right agenda for executive success - goals and OKRs, relationships and engagement

3Digital business - establishing ambitions, elevating digital dexterity, enabling technology democratization

4Understanding and applying business model and value proposition design

5Navigating executive politics, improving communications and storytelling and generating influence.