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Jamie Popkin

Distinguished VP Analyst

James (Jamie) M. Popkin is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in the Office of the CIO research team of Gartner Research. Mr. Popkin is currently covering digital business transformation topics; and data and analytics strategy for the CIO. Previously Mr. Popkin was situated in the Data and Analytics research team covering Office of the Chief Data Officer/Chief Analytics Officer topics, advanced analytics strategy and business analytics strategy topics. He previously managed the Gartner for Technical Professionals Data Management and Professional Effectiveness teams. He is a former Chairman of Gartner U.S. and Japan Symposium/ITxpo. He formerly ran Gartner Research in Asia/Pacific and Japan, is the co-author of "IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation," and was the founder of the Gartner China Outsourcing Summit.

Previous experience

Mr. Popkin has broad experience in public speaking, and his recent presentations include "Parallel Universes: Taxonomies and Data Models" and "Text Analytics: Nothing Remains Unstructured," Gartner BI Summit, May 2011; "Privacy in the Age of Transparency," Seoul Digital Forum 2005, sponsored by Seoul Broadcasting System and Korea's Ministry of Information and Communication, May 2005; "ICT A New Definition," Sino-India IT Industry Conference, sponsored by Beijing National Development and Reform Council, Beijing, China, March 2005; "Emerging Technologies and Trends 2005," China Consulting Association, Shanghai, China, March 2005; "State of the Japan IT Industry 2005," Waseda Business School Marketing Forum; "Top Ten Technologies for 2005," Info China 2004, sponsored by CCID and the China State Council, Beijing, China, November 2004; and "Emerging Technologies and Trends 2005," Korea Ministry of Information and Communication Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea, October 2004.

In his previous position with Gartner, Mr. Popkin served for 2.5 years as worldwide head of research for Vertical Industries and Gartner Asia/Pacific and Japan. In his 17-year career with Gartner, he has held a variety of management and analyst positions, including global head of Vendor Relations and Chairman of U.S. Symposia. As an analyst, he specialized in integrated document management, document imaging, information retrieval, output technologies and workflow software applications.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Popkin was with the Deloitte & Touche Information Technology practice, managing a variety of technology strategy and development engagements. Previously, he served as a board member of the Association for Image and Information Management (AIIM) International Board of Directors.

Professional background

Deloitte & Touche

Manager, Management Consulting

Office of Management and Budget, New York City

Supervising Analyst

Coalition of Northeastern Governors

Program Manager

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Technology Talent, Culture and DEI

CIO Role Evolution

Digital Disruption and Innovation (retired)

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models


M.A., Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Certificate of Management, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia

B.A., Economics, Connecticut College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1CIO digital business strategy

2CIO data and analytics strategy

3CIO organizational strategy

4CIO AI strategy

5Doing business in China