Gartner Expert

Richard Hunter

Distinguished VP Analyst

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.

Previous experience

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.

Professional background

National Life of Vermont

Vice President, Information Resource Management

John Hancock Financial Services

Manager, Data Administration

Areas of coverage

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

Education

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.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1The business value of IT

2Digital business risk

3IT governance

4Managing enterprise change

5Managing legacy systems