Gartner Expert

Raymond Laracuenta

Practice Vice President

Raymond Laracuenta is a Managing Vice President of the Office of the CIO research team within Gartner Research. Mr. Laracuenta is also Gartner's principal strategist as it relates to small and midsize businesses (SMBs). As an analyst and manager at Gartner, he has spent more than 12 years conducting primary and secondary research on the use of IT by SMBs and large enterprises. In addition to his IT management and SMB expertise, Mr. Laracuenta has specific background in the areas of PC systems/OSs (Apple, Microsoft, Linux), internet/VoIP and collaborative applications.

Roles and responsibility

CIO

IT Leaders

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Laracuenta was a vice president of financial systems at People's Bank (Connecticut). For more than 12 years, he managed and participated in the implementation of desktop applications, portfolio management systems, groupware computing and Internet strategies for the bank.

Professional background

People's Bank

Vice President, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager and Systems

Areas of coverage

Developing Strategy and Creating a Strategic Plan (retired)

Adopting Bimodal or Other Modes of Operation (retired)

Developing the Future of IT Leadership (retired)

Establishing and Mastering the CIO Role

Midsize Enterprise IT Leadership

Education

M.S., Information Science, University of Bridgeport

B.S., Finance, University of Bridgeport

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1IT strategy

2IT organization design

3Bimodal IT and innovation

4SMB IT management issues