Gartner Expert

Stewart Buchanan

VP Analyst

Stewart Buchanan is a Research VP in Gartner's CIO team, focusing on the economics of digital technologies in the enterprise. Mr. Buchanan has expertise in both supply and demand management through specializations that include IT asset management and gathering data to support the life cycle chargeback of digital technology costs.

Previous experience

As an IT strategy consultant, Mr. Buchanan helped many well-known organizations to measure, plan, purchase, recharge and improve value-for-money in information services, working across industries as diverse as financial services, media, manufacturing and retail. He previously spent 15 years in IT service management working as an IT manager for an international firm and as a technical service manager, both in distribution at a national reseller.

Professional background

GlassHouse Technologies

Strategic Analyst

Areas of coverage

Best-in-Class Portfolio Office

CIO Impact on Digital Business Strategy and Execution

Technology Finance, Risk and Value Management

Executive Leadership: Strategic Cost Optimization

Strategic Cost Optimization Resource Center


B.A., with honors, Intellectual History, Universities of Sussex and Burgundy

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Improve the management of technology budgets and costs on premises or in the cloud

2Product funding and financial agility to optimize and realize the value of technology

3Chargeback spending, investments and costs, even in complex distributed organizations

4Categorize, plan and budget for capital investment and operating expenditure

5Trace, measure, monetize and communicate the business value of technology