Gartner Expert

Yuko Adachi

Distinguished VP Analyst

Yuko Adachi is a distinguished VP, Analyst and Gartner Fellow, where she covers CIO leadership, IT workforce planning, IT organization/talent development and culture change. She has been helping CIOs to develop talent strategies, build talent development programs and promote culture change, with a holistic view of technology and sourcing trends as well as unique local culture and customs in different countries. She also facilitates workshops for CIOs and other leaders for leadership development and culture change.

Previous experience

In her previous position with Gartner, Ms. Adachi was a leading analyst for the sourcing, procurement and vendor management area. She delivered quality of research and advisory for CIOs and function leaders to make better decisions of insourcing and outsourcing. Before joining Gartner, she worked for a credit rating company in Tokyo. She is knowledgeable about the IT industry because of her intensive analytical work on electronics and the electronics industry.

Professional background

Mikuni & Co.

Financial Analyst

Bausch & Lomb

Financial Analyst

Areas of coverage

CIO Leadership of Technology Talent, Culture and DEI


M.A., University of Chicago

B.A., English, Tsuda College

B.A., Economics, Keio University, Japan

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Planning IT talent acquisition and development

2Creating a bimodal team

3Managing culture and mindset changes to accelerate digital business transformation

4Motivating senior IT staff members