Lee Weldon is a Managing Vice President with Gartner's CEO and Digital Leaders research team.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Weldon held various IT leadership roles in a large multinational organization, including creating and managing the global CIO office, developing the IT strategy, and leading the portfolio management and IT governance processes. As an analyst, his research focused on the areas of IT strategy, digital business strategy, the office of the CIO, the evolving role of the CIO, and executive leadership of digital business.
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Weldon spent 12 years at Nokia, where he worked primarily at the interface between IT and senior business stakeholders. Most recently, he was responsible for ramping up an enterprise PMO for business capability development, which provided a link between business strategy and execution. Prior to that, Mr. Weldon created and managed the CIO office, focusing on IT strategy, portfolio and program management, IT transformation, and the marketing and communication of IT value within the company.
Mr. Weldon has held various IT leadership positions in the past, including strategy and operations development for IT infrastructure, and managing teams responsible for delivering middleware, database, intranet and internet solutions. He has also been a program manager and IT service manager.
Director, IT Strategy and Portfolio Management/Head of CIO Office
CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices
CIO Role Evolution
Executive Leadership: Digital Business
Executive Leadership: Enterprise Strategic Planning and Execution
Master of Business Administration in International Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Master's Degree in Business Informatics, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Bachelor of Science in International Relations, Wheaton College, Illinois, U.S.A.
1Strategy creation, communication and transition to execution
2Raising awareness and understanding of digital business issues for C-level leaders
3Business model innovation
4Evolving and positioning the role of the CIO in the enterprise
5Creating and managing the office of the CIO