Gartner Expert

Owen Chen

VP Analyst

Owen Chen is a Research Director in Gartner CIO Research, based in Shanghai, China. His research focuses on IT leadership, IT strategy and IT governance. Specifically, he provides advice and support for Gartner multinational clients on developing IT strategic plans for entering the Chinese market, and for Gartner's Chinese clients on all aspects of IT management.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Chen worked for a number of U.S. and European companies as their IT Manager/Director in China, where he managed the IT organization and delivered the IT solution and services to China's businesses. He started his career as a software engineer developing MRPII software.

Professional background


China IT Director


Senior National IT Manager


China IT Manager

Areas of coverage

CSP Digital Transformation and Innovation

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Leadership, Culture and People

CIO Role Evolution

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models


B.S., Information Science, Fudan University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to develop IT strategy?

2How to develop IT governance structure?

3How to design IT organization?

4How to demostrate business value of IT?

5How to lead innovation?