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Chris Steadley | MVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Chris Steadley serves on the Global HR Leadership Team as Managing Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Prior to moving into the DEI role, Chris was a Senior Managing Partner in Gartner Consulting, where he worked from 2013 to 2020. Chris joined Gartner as a Senior Account Executive in 2012. Outside of Gartner, Chris serves on the Advisory Board of Center for Global Business at University of Maryland, the Board of Directors for Ingenuity and as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.

Rob O'Donohue | Sr Director Analyst

Rob O'Donohue is a Senior Director, Analyst in Gartner's CIO Research Group focusing on Leadership, Culture, People, and DEI. Here, he advises CIOs on organizational change programs that target leadership development, creation of high performing teams, culture change, and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization. Rob creates evidence-based actionable research to empower CIOs and Executive Leaders lead more effectively. Rob is responsible for leading the research on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for CIOs within the team with new papers being published monthly. Rob also runs workshops and client briefings covering culture, leadership, talent, and coaching effectiveness. Rob holds is a certified Executive Coaching with the ICF and uses his experience to help CIOs think differently.

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