Gartner Expert

Joseph Provenza

VP Analyst

Joseph Provenza is a Vice President Analyst in Gartner's Midsize Enterprise Research and Advisory practice. A former CIO and technology manager with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of industries, Mr. Provenza helps MSE CIOs identify actionable methods to optimize operations, freeing resources to reinvest in higher value business activities. His research focuses on IT operations, organizational structure, cost optimization, IT strategy and IT leadership.

Previous experience

Mr. Provenza designed and built the technology operation at Flagler College as their first head of IT. That included the network infrastructure, as well as the application and data infrastructure. He was a member of the President's Cabinet and a senior leader in the organization.

Professional background

Flagler College

Vice President, Technology Services and Chief Information Officer

Alliance Mortgage Company

Senior Vice President, Technology and Facilities


Consulting Group Manager

Areas of coverage

Technology Finance, Risk and Value Management

Midsize Enterprise CIO Leadership

Midsize Enterprise Technology Leadership

Midsize Enterprise Digital Business Initiatives


Bachelor of Arts in Management, the University of South Florida

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1The fundamentals of IT cost optimization in midsize enterprise to help achieve organizational growth and transform initiatives

2IT budgets and optimal IT spend practices for midsize enterprises

3IT strategy and alignment of IT strategy to organizational strategy in midsize enterprises

4IT staffing, organization and culture in midsize enterprises

5Relationships and interactions in midsize enterprises between IT leaders and other members of the C-Suite