Gartner Expert

Remi Gulzar

Sr Director Analyst

Remi Gulzar is sr. research director and core topic leader for adaptive governance with Gartner's Office of the CIO research team.

His primary research focus is enterprise IT governance, Mr. Gulzar is passionate about advancing the practice of governance to benefit people, society and business. He created the "adaptive governance" methodology to enable enterprises make good decisions at the speed of digital business.

Mr. Gulzar covers strategy design and execution, digital business, business model innovation, operating models, organization design, bimodal and business value of I&T as additional topics.

As subject matter expert on these topics he has developed and implemented numerous initiatives across multiple industries and has taught on the subjects at postgraduate programs of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Gulzar has held positions as global head of IT Strategy, VP of IT and head of IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture. He has fulfilled numerous key leadership and subject matter expert positions, demonstrating the business value of IT, with top tier companies in the financial, and (high-tech) manufacturing industries, operating on the tangent between business and IT

Mr. Gulzar is a hands-on subject matter expert and thought leader on adaptive governance, driving connected strategies, business and operating model alignment, activating bimodal, realizing the business value of IT and driving digital business transformation through a common vision.

He has led a number of global initiatives, ranging from IT strategy, organizational restructuring and enterprise architecture to IT M&A and large-scale IT transformations driving sustainable business outcomes.

Professional background


Global Head of IT Strategy


Sr. Information Officer (CIO-Office)

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers

VP IT Netherlands


B.Eng., Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

M.Sc., Information and Knowledge Technology, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

M.I.M., Master of Information Management, Tilburg University (TIAS), Netherlands

M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How do I implement a comprehensive IT Governance framework across the enterprise?

2How do I set up an Adaptive Governance model that allows for freedom within structure?

3How do I set up an adaptive governance model that allows freedom within structure?

4How do apply align my operating model to meet the requirements of the business model

5How do I translate digital opportunities into a digital business, through business model innovation?