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STAMFORD, Conn., September 16, 2014

Robert Brese, Former Department of Energy CIO, Joins Gartner

STAMFORD, Conn., September 16, 2014 — Gartner, Inc. today announced that Robert Brese, former CIO of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has joined Gartner Executive Programs. Mr. Brese oversaw one of the most complex IT and cybersecurity environments in the federal government.

In his new role, Mr. Brese will be a trusted advisor to public and private sector CIOs, and other IT executives for the Gartner for IT Executives and CIO Signature programs. Mr. Brese brings his recent real-world federal CIO experience to provide IT leaders with insight on their most pressing issues and business opportunities. Mr. Brese will also work with chief information security officers (CISOs) on meeting the cybersecurity challenge and managing associated IT and organizational risk.

"Innovating for business value and managing complex cybersecurity risk is a team sport between business leaders and IT professionals," said Mr. Brese. "I'm thrilled to join an energetic team within Executive Programs, and I look forward to getting started and creating long-standing relationships with my future clients."

"Bob's leadership and extensive experience in IT and cybersecurity will prove strategically valuable to Gartner and our customers," said Thijs Van Koppen, group vice president for Gartner Executive Programs. "The U.S. public sector is one of the largest customer bases in the world, and Bob's joining Gartner demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative insight and advice to CIOs, IT and business executives as they work to leverage their digital strategies to deliver effective citizen services and manage future risks. Additionally, his experience and relationships with the private sector will enhance Gartner's goals of bringing the best ideas of both the public and private sector together."

About Gartner Executive Programs

Gartner Executive Programs comprises exclusive, membership-based organizations serving more than 4,000 CIOs and senior IT leaders worldwide. Members benefit from the convenience of a single source of knowledge and insight focused on CIO-level challenges, service delivery in their context, the shared knowledge of the world's largest community of CIOs, and the assurance of Gartner objectivity and independence.

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