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Tomas Nielsen

Tomas Nielsen is a Research Director in Gartner’s Office of the CIO Research team. Mr. Nielsen helps Gartner clients turn ideas, visions and objectives into actionable strategies. Specifically, Mr. Nielsen focuses on turning business ideas, IT visions and organizational objectives into actionable digital business transformation strategies, IT strategies and organizational design. Consequently, Mr. Nielsen’s research focuses on digital business leadership, and transformation and IT strategy. Furthermore, he is the Gartner Key Initiative Lead for IT Organizational Design. He is also part of the CIO Survey team, working extensively with the CIO Survey and the results from the survey. Mr. Nielsen has worked both as an IT vendor, responsible for large-scale IT initiatives, and as an IT Management Consultant on a wide range of IT initiatives, ranging from IT strategy and IT transformation to outsourcing/offshoring and IT operations, recently mainly within the financial and public sector.

David Cearley

David Cearley is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a leading authority on information technology. As a member of Gartner Research, Mr. Cearley analyzes emerging and strategic business and technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals and companies derive value from technology. As a member of the Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation research group, he focuses on cloud computing, emerging and strategic technology trends, and how enterprises establish technology innovation programs. Mr. Cearley’s expertise spans software architectures and standards, component software models, application design, the internet, business-IT alignment, and the IT services market. He has worked with a wide range of end-user and vendor organizations assisting in strategy creation, technology selection, implementation planning and organizational development. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cearley held various senior-level research positions at Meta Group. Before that, he was vice president of R&D for Revelation Technologies, served as program director at Gartner Group, and held various managerial/director-level positions at Innovative Software and Informix.

Ewan McIntyre

Ewan McIntyre is a Research Director covering marketing leadership and management. Mr. McIntyre is focused on how next-generation marketing organizations and leaders allocate resources and budgets to deliver measurable, optimized performance in a digitally led world. He has a deep understanding of how to build the right team, combining in-house and outsourced resource, having built from the ground up multidiscipline digital teams in both the B2B and B2C space. Mr. McIntyre was previously Head of Digital for Philips in the U.K. and Ireland. Leading cross-sector digital marketers and online retail specialists, he was responsible for creating and driving the B2C and B2B digital strategy. Managing a significant budget and working with major agencies and colleagues from across the global Philips organization, he delivered a highly focused strategy that drove value across the customer decision journey, from initial brand awareness through to post-acquisition.

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