Rich McAvey is Gartner's Research Vice President for the oil and gas industry. His research examines the impact of digital technologies on the plans and performance of oil and gas companies, focusing on business optimization, business extension, business/IT capabilities and technology management.
Prior to Gartner, Mr. McAvey had 32 years of oil and gas experience at ExxonMobil, Accenture and Marathon Oil, where he held a variety of officer/executive roles. On the business side, he led E&P, midstream, refining, marketing and corporate functions. On the IT side, he led strategy and planning, app development, I&O, and security and served as CIO. He has extensive international experience, managing operations in Australia, Southeast Asia, Japan, Canada, the U.S., South America, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Multiple Business Executive Leadership Roles
Multiple IT Executive Leadership Roles
Reliant Energy, Accenture and others
Multiple Business and IT Executive Leadership Roles
Energy and Utilities Technology Optimization and Modernization
Energy and Utilities Digital Transformation and Innovation
Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., University of Chicago
B.S., Engineering, Cornell University
1Digital Vision, Strategy, Execution and Leadership
2AI, Digital Twins, Automation and Autonomous Operations
3Human Productivity, Digital Workplaces, Asset Design and Customer Integration
4Energy Transition, Novel Business Models and Technology-enabled Capabilities
5Digital / IT Strategy, Hybrid IT Operations and New Roles for CIOs / CDOs