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Louis Boyle

VP, Executive Partner

Louis Boyle is a Vice President and Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs, where he manages CIO and CxO relationships. In this capacity, he acts as a thought partner, trusted advisor, mentor and consultant to senior executives and CxO members of Gartner Executive Programs. His clients include CEOs, COOs, CFOs and CIOs. Mr. Boyle is frequently called on to facilitate workshops and speak on the business impact of technology and best practices related to all levels of the C-suite. He is also Executive Editor of Gartner's CIO Desk Reference.

Previous experience

A 25-plus year veteran of the IT industry, Mr. Boyle has a reputation for out-of-the-box thinking in creating and delivering vision, strategy and pragmatic tactics that result in business value. He has an understanding of executive, IT and technology operations issues, as well as extensive business and IT leadership (CxO and CIO levels) along with business operations experience.

Mr. Boyle's industry experience includes financial services and insurance, all levels of government, distribution, energy and utilities, manufacturing, higher education, healthcare, food, transportation and consulting.

Areas of particular expertise and authorship, in addition to the CIO role itself, include governance, strategic planning, portfolio management, innovation, the business value of IT, the public value of IT, business and IT integration, IT organizational development and performance management.

Mr. Boyle joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group, where he served as Senior Vice President for the Executive Directions practice. Before joining Meta Group, he was CIO of Computer Task Group (CTG), a strategic IT services provider to the Fortune 500, where his responsibilities also included business-shared services and a consulting P&L unit. During his tenure at CTG, he co-designed, enabled and drove the global key client strategy while implementing revenue growth and cost-containment strategies that added 10% to the business EPS.

Previously, he ran P&L centers for Peat Marwick, Arthur Andersen and Coopers & Lybrand at the Managing Partner level and also served as Vice President of MIS for Future Electronics. One of the projects he turned around was the key enabler to adding $300 million of yearly revenue (more than 30% growth).

Education

Bachelor's degree, Engineering Physics, Laval University

Master's degree, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Waterloo

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