Gartner Expert

Katell Thielemann

Distinguished VP Analyst

Katell Thielemann is a VP Distinguished Analyst focusing on risk and security of cyber-physical systems. In this capacity, Ms. Thielemann provides strategic insights and direction for her clients by helping them understand major market trends, key business issues, leading technology trends and drivers, industry best practices, and future scenarios.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Thielemann held a number of leadership positions at General Electric and Honeywell in global sourcing, program management, P&L, M&A, product management, and strategic planning. These varied backgrounds provide Ms. Thielemann with multifaceted insights on market and business challenges and opportunities.

Professional background


Director, Strategic Marketing

General Electric

Director, Global Quality and Six Sigma

Areas of coverage

Government Verticals Digital Innovation and Application Modernization

Governmentwide Digital Innovation and Application Modernization

Cyber Risk

Cybersecurity Leadership


M.S., Human Centered Computing, UMBC

J.D., University of Maryland

B.A., International Relations, Towson University

D.E.U.G. International Business, Universite Rennes II

Master Certificate Government Contracting, George Washington University

Certified PMP, PMI

GE Certified Master Black Belt

Honeywell Certified Master Black Belt

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do we identify and manage the risks associated with connected assets that connect the cyber and physical worlds?

2How is the spread of cyber-physical systems (CPS) likely to affect my organization's risk profile?

3How do we raise awareness of CPS risks, threats and vulnerabilities, particularly when it comes to critical infrastructure and production environments??

4What are leading organizations doing to manage CPS (to include OT/IOT/IIoT/ICS/SCADA/Smart cities etc.) risk and resilience?

5What are the market trends developing with regard to CPS security products and services?