Gartner Expert

Leo Brenner

Director, Advisory

Mr. Brenner is a Director in the CIO research & Advisory practice. Multilingual (French, Spanish, German), his 24-year career spans FinTech, IT, Media, Start-Ups across several continents, most often on the front lines driving business development.

This global exposure and roles tied to business growth have equipped Mr. Brenner with a keen focus on 'what the business values most', and he brings this relentless focus to his interactions with CIOs, IT and business leaders in addressing their challenges.

His key areas of interest and focus are I&T Strategy, helping members increase the Business Value of IT and rethinking their Operating Models and I&T Culture and Talent, in order to get there fast and right.

In so doing, Mr. Brenner is very keen to ensure that clients leverage the most practical Gartner resources, that will drive action and get them from the 'Wow' to the 'How'.

Previous experience

At CEB, Mr. Brenner was responsible for advising clients on go-to-market best practice within Computer Software, Services, Hardware and Industrial manufacturing verticals - and generating solutions business from that client base.

Professional background


Director, Sales and Marketing Solutions

LGAB & Associates


AFA Media Group

Project Director

Areas of coverage

CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

CIO Role Evolution

CIO Impact on Digital Business Strategy and Execution

Technology Finance, Risk and Value Management


M.A., Oriental Studies/Chinese

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Business Value of IT - demonstrating and elevating BVIT

2Operating Model/ Shift to Product Lines/Digital Product Management, and scaling the model - key success criteria and pitfalls

3Culture - what are the beliefs, mind-sets and behaviours that drive successful digital transformation

4Talent - how to define the workforce of the Future

5Governance - how to think of adaptive and co-created governance suited for the digital journey

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