Gartner Expert

Mary Mesaglio

Distinguished VP Analyst

Mary Mesaglio is a Distinguished Vice President with Gartner's Digital Futures group on the CIO research team. Ms. Mesaglio's research has a practical bent and is focused on helping enterprises to transform, innovate and change their culture. Her recent work includes "Introduction to Four Psychological Hotspots", "The Three Magic Ingredients of Transformation," "The Culture Hacking Repository," containing over 80 hacks, "To Innovate More, Define Failure Not Success" and "The 2020 CIO New Year's Resolutions."

Her research also focuses on creativity and how to develop a creative culture, and how to harness neuroscience to lead teams and change behaviors. She is a frequent keynote speaker at Gartner events and externally.

She is Canadian and is based in Barcelona, Spain. She has traveled extensively in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, is working on her Catalan, and would love to learn Japanese one day.

Previous experience

In 2003, Ms. Mesaglio rejoined Gartner as a relationship manager for Gartner Executive Programs, where she was responsible for CIOs and IT directors across Spain and Portugal. In 2007, she joined the Gartner CIO Research team.

Professional background


Executive Partner

Senior Research Analyst


Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership, Culture and People

Digital Disruption and Innovation (retired)


Bachelor of Science, Foreign Service, Major in International Economics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., Awarded an Honors Certificate in International Business Diplomacy

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Helping enterprises and IT organizations to transform

2The art of culture hacking - changing your culture fast

3The behavioral side of innovation - the most overlooked and underused innovation weapon

4CIO resolutions for 2019

5What digital transformation looks like on the ground, five levels down from the CIO