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Irving Tyler

VP Analyst

Irving Tyler is a Research Vice President with Gartner's CIO Research team focusing on strategy, innovation and digital business design. Mr. Tyler's work is directed towards enabling CIOs and other executives understand and navigate the complex challenges of business design, strategy development and innovation management to advance business value. His work examines business concepts and tools such as business model design, jobs theory and design thinking and enables CIOs and executives to leverage these with success. In addition, Mr. Tyler covers the business executive responsibilities of the CIO and the evolution of executive leadership of information and technology.

Previous experience

Mr. Tyler has 35 years of experience in multiple industries including executive roles in IT, finance and operations. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Tyler's career as a global business executive included two roles as CIO where he developed and delivered major business transformation initiatives. Prior to joining the Research team, he worked for 9 years as 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

Building and Expanding a Digital Business (retired)

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Leadership, Culture and People

CIO Role Evolution

Digital Disruption and Innovation (retired)


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

1Understanding and developing strategy

2Understanding and applying business model and value proposition design

3Digital business design

4Success and growth in the role/job of the CIO

5Business Value of IT - IT design for value