Gartner Expert

Remi Gulzar

Sr Director Analyst

Remi Gulzar is sr. research director and agenda manager for strategy, governance and operating models with Gartner's CIO research team. His primary research focus is enterprise IT governance in the digital era, Mr. Gulzar is passionate about advancing the practice of governance to benefit people, society and business. He created the adaptive governance methodology that balances between stability and agility to enable enterprises make good decisions at the speed of digital businessMr. Gulzar covers strategy design and execution, digital business, operating models, organization design, 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 (TIAS). He is thought leader on governance in the digital era, driving connected strategies, business and operating model alignment, transitioning from project-to-product, realizing business value of IT and driving digital business transformation.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 ITMr. Gulzar is a hands-on subject matter expert. He has led a number of global initiatives that leverage technology as accelerator to achieving business outcomes, ranging from IT strategy, organizational restructuring and enterprise architecture, audit and risk, to IT M&A and large-scale IT operating model transformations.

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 ITMr. 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

SABIC

Global Head of IT Strategy

APG

Sr. Information Officer (CIO-Office)

Merrill Lynch Investment Managers

VP IT Netherlands

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models

Midsize Enterprise Technology Leadership

Midsize Enterprise Digital Business Initiatives

Education

B.Eng., Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, NetherlandsM.Sc., Information and Knowledge Technology, Middlesex University, United KingdomM.I.M., Master of Information Management, Tilburg University (TIAS), NetherlandsM.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 align my operating model to meet the requirements of the business model?

4How do I leverage governance to transition from project to product centricity

5How do I plan, design and execute winning strategies in the digital era