Gartner Expert

Owen Chen

VP Analyst

Owen Chen is a VP Analyst in Gartner CIO Research Group, based in China. His research focuses on digital and technology executive leadership, digital business transformation, innovation management, strategy and governance, I&T operating model.

Owen is also the leader of China CIO research key initiative. The key initiative helps both CIOs in China and global CIOs who has IT operation in China to understand more about China specific IT environment so that they can better support business in China.

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

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models

Executive Leadership: Digital Business

Executive Leadership: Innovation Management

CIO Executive Leadership Development


B.S., Information Science, Fudan University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to develop a digital and technology strategy?

2How to design I&T operating model?

3How to design IT organization?

4How to demostrate business value of IT?

5How to lead innovation?