Gartner Expert

Jie Zhang

VP Analyst

Jie Zhang is a VP analyst responsible for covering risk management strategies and supporting technologies. Ms. Zhang's areas of specialty integrated risk management and digital innovation. She has 23 years of professional experience in a variety of research, advisory and IT-related roles.

She is an author on the emerging trends of digital innovation. She interacts and offers advice to large, complex and cross-jurisdiction organizations for risk management strategies and security management programs. She is also a recognized expert on China cybersecurity law and privacy management.

Prior to joining Gartner, she was a professor of applied statistics, a consultant on business operations and led companywide IT projects; evaluated, selected and acquired some major vendor and system integrators' offerings; and served as a liaison between the business and IT sides of the organization.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Zhang was a professor of applied statistics, a consultant on business operations and led companywide IT projects; evaluated, selected and acquired some major vendor and system integrators' offerings; and served as a liaison between the business and IT sides of the organization.

Professional background

Debevoise & Plimpton

Systems Analyst, Project Manager

Cedent Consulting

Consultant for Business Operation

Population Research Institute, P.R. China

Associate Professor and Researcher

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Technology, Information and Resilience Risk

Education

P.G., Applied Statistics, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands

M.S. and B.S., Geography and Demography, People's University and Xinjiang University, P.R. China

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Risk management strategies

2Risk management technology evaluations

3Alignment between risk management and business outcomes

4Impact of Chinese cybersecurity law and privacy

5Global best practices of operating in China