Gartner Expert

Tina Nunno

Distinguished VP Analyst

Tina Nunno is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CIO Research group based in Stamford, Connecticut. Ms. Nunno is responsible for conducting research and developing publications aimed at helping CIOs and their organizations around the world improve their performance and contribution. She specializes in CIO-related leadership issues, including working with the board of directors, executive communications, change management and governance strategies. She is the Analyst Sponsor of the Gartner Women's CIO Community, has co-authored Gartner's Annual CIO Agenda report, and is a sought-after speaker.

Ms. Nunno's most recent research deals with navigating organizational politics. She focuses on helping CIOs and other IT executives analyze sensitive political situations and apply strategies and tactics to deal with political land mines and power struggles. Ms. Nunno also explores the use of extreme political tactics in her popular new book titled, "The Wolf in CIO's Clothing: A Machiavellian Strategy for Successful IT Leadership."

Roles and responsibility

CIOs, and Office of the CIO team

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, Ms. Nunno worked for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. As part of her work for the Congressional Research Service, she led interparliamentary technical assistance programs. She also conducted research on a variety of issues related to international affairs, national defense and United Nations-related issues.

Professional background

U.S. Library of Congress, Congressional Research

Parliamentary Task Force Program Director

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

CIO Leadership, Culture and People

CIO Leadership in Governance, Strategic Execution and Operational Performance (retired)

CIO Role Evolution


B.A., Honors, History, Yale University

M.P.A., International Program Management, American University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Working with the Board of Directors, including board presentation reviews

2Navigating organizational politics and conflict management

3Practical and strategic IT governance for CIOs

4Strategic thinking for CIOs

5Dealing with eccentric leadership