Gartner Expert

Janelle B. Hill

Distinguished VP Analyst

Janelle B. Hill is a Distinguished Vice President in Gartner's Executive Leadership of Digital Business team, primarily contributing to the M&A and Corporate Development research. Her research focus emphasizes evolving enterprise business operations to support the digital ambition and strategy, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Ms. Hill primarily works with the CIO and executive leaders on their business transformation initiatives. She regularly speaks with CEOs, COOs, Chief Digital Officers and CIOs. She leads interactive workshops, presents at conferences, writes extensively and is often quoted in business and IT journals on digital business transformation and the evolving role of the CIO in business transformation.

Prior to joining Gartner's CIO Practice, Janelle led Gartner's Business Process Management research team.

Previous experience

Previously, as Director of Industry Solutions Marketing, Ms. Hill's focus was on manufacturing industries. She was responsible for planning marketing programs and events, writing marketing collateral and working directly with field sales personnel on sales opportunities. She also did competitive analysis.

Professional background


Director, Industry Solutions Marketing

MCI Telecommunications

Director, Database Administration


Senior Sales and Systems Engineer, Solution Marketing

Areas of coverage

CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

CIO Impact on Digital Business Strategy and Execution

Executive Leadership: Digital Business

Executive Leadership: Enterprise Strategic Planning and Execution


M.B.A., New York University, Stern School of Business

B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Transforming for digital business at scale.

2Designing the business model, the enterprise operating model and operating model for IT

3Strategic engagement between business and IT professions (C-Suite and all mgt. levels).

4The CIO's role as

5Business composability as an accelerator for digital business