Gartner Expert

Shawn Murphy

Sr Director Analyst

Shawn Murphy is a Senior Director Analyst with Gartner Research, working on the IT Strategy, Execution and Organization team. Mr. Murphys areas of coverage include developing human-centered talent management strategies, designing and implementing IT organizational and culture transformation solutions, and upskilling leadership skills for CIOs and IT leaders.

With over 20-years of experience as a consultant and advisor, Mr. Murphy has worked with C-suite and senior executive teams in many industries and sectors: Healthcare, banking, insurance, government, and higher education, for example.

Mr. Murphy is a sought-out speaker and an expert facilitator. He is also the author of two books, The Optimistic Workplace and Work Tribes.

Previous experience

I co-founded and scaled my second consulting practice that focused on designing, rolling out, and measuring organizational culture change, talent development, organizational change management, and employee engagement.

We worked with clients across multiple sectors.

I coached c-suite executives and their leaders on leading transformational efforts. What's more, I was a keynote speaker, author, and college instructor.

Professional background


Co-Fonder, Partner, Principal Consultant

Achieved Strategies

Co-founder, Partner, Principal Consultant


Director, Organizational Development and Workplace Trends

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

CIO Executive Leadership Development


MBA, Drexel University

Bachelor's Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Assessing organization transformation impacts on the workforce; developing organizational change management solutions to strengthen the success of ITs transformation

2Creating a positive, human-centered culture

3Designing human-centered talent management, development strategies for IT

4Navigating, understanding workforce trends that impact a CIOs strategic agenda

5Designing employee engagement strategies that attract and retain top IT talent