Richard Hunter is Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO Research Group, where his recent work has focused on issues that include digital business risk and the value of IT. Mr. Hunter is the author of the acclaimed books "World Without Secrets" (Wiley, New York, 2002) and "IT Risk" (with George Westerman, Harvard Business Press, Boston, 2007). His most recent book, "The Real Business of IT," also co-authored with George Westerman, was published by Harvard Business Press in October 2009 and was named by CIO Insight Magazine as the best business/IT book of 2009 in December of that year.
Mr. Hunter is in much demand as a speaker and advisor to executives.
Mr. Hunter joined Gartner in 1995 as a research director in the application development and management service. He was appointed vice president and director of research for application development in 1998. He was appointed a Gartner Fellow in 2002 and a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board in 2007.
National Life of Vermont
Vice President, Information Resource Management
John Hancock Financial Services
Manager, Data Administration
CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models
IT Cost Optimization, Finance, Risk and Value
Executive Leadership: Digital Business Transformation
Executive Leadership: Enterprise Strategic Planning and Execution
Executive Leadership: Strategic Risk Management
B.A., Music, Harvard University
Mr. Hunter is a world-class harmonica player whose credits include authorship of the world's best-selling method for jazz and rock harmonica players ("Jazz Harp," Oak Publications, NYC, 1980) and a resume of hundreds of recording sessions for various artists and producers.
1The business value of IT
2Digital business risk
4Managing enterprise change
5Managing legacy systems