Gartner Financial Services Expert

Juergen Weiss

Practice Vice President

Juergen Weiss is heading Gartner's Financial Services, Research and Advisory group. Mr. Weiss focuses on insurance industry research, covering a broad range of business and technology topics. Among his focus areas are digital transformation, best practices in innovation management and collaboration with startups.

Mr. Weiss has more than 15 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Gartner, he had several executive roles in product management, development and consulting at SAP, where he was globally responsible for one of SAP's product lines in financial management.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Weiss had 11 years of hands-on application experience, including strategy, development, system integration, product package selection and management responsibilities for international products, and consulting teams.

Professional background

SAP, Germany

Consulting Director


Director Solution Management

Westdeutsche Landesbank

PR Manager

Areas of coverage

IT Cost Optimization (retired)

Building and Expanding a Digital Business (retired)

Digital Disruption and Innovation (retired)

Financial Services Digital Business Strategy and Innovation

Financial Services Technology Modernization and Transformation


Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, Stanford Graduate School of Business

M.B.A., IT Management, Graduate School Mannheim, Germany

Diplom-Kaufmann (Degree in Business Administration), University of Hagen, Germany

Diplom-Volkswirt (Degree in Economics), University of Heidelberg, Germany

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Identifying business opportunities for digitalizing insurance value chains.

2Assessing the business and IT impact of disruptive technologies.

3Establishing innovation labs and investing in insurance tech startups.

4Developing an insurance system architecture roadmap.

5Managing legacy modernization initiatives within insurance.