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Nicholas Evans

VP Analyst

Nicholas Evans is a Research Vice President in Gartner's Strategy, Innovation and CIO Role practice. Mr. Evans works with organizations to define and apply best practices in digital transformation, strategy, innovation, and the evolving role of the CIO in response to digitalization.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Evans was Global Head of Innovation and VP & GM, CTO Office at Unisys where he was responsible for the client-facing global innovation program, technology strategic initiatives, as well as leading the company's strategy and thought leadership focus on digital transformation, disruptive technologies and trends. With more than 25 years of consulting experience, he previously ran the Global Emerging Technology Consulting practice at KPMG as well as serving as the National Technical Director for E-Business Consulting and System Integration at PwC. He co-founded the National Internet Consulting Practice for Coopers & Lybrand in the late-90s.

One of Consulting Magazine's Top 25 Consultants, and one of ComputerWorld's Premier 100 IT Leaders', he is the author of over 10 books on business and technology strategy including titles from the British Computer Society, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Tech TV and Microsoft Press. He has shared his perspectives in leading publications as well as broadcast media such as CNBC Squawk Box, History Channel and Discovery Channel. His most recent book is the multi-award winning 'Mastering Digital Business' a strategic guide to the next wave of digital transformation.

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. from Southampton University in England. His extracurricular interests include triathlon having been a member of Team USA and former U.S. National Champion in his division.

Professional background


Chief Innovation Officer & VP/GM, CTO Office


Global Lead, Emerging Technology Consulting


National Technical Director

Areas of coverage

Government Digital Transformation and Innovation

CSP Digital Transformation and Innovation

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices


B.Sc.(Hons) Geophysical Sciences, Southampton University, England

M.Sc. Oceanography, Southampton University, England

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Innovation Management


3Digital Transformation

4Digital Disruption & Emerging Trends

5Business Models & Ecosystems