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Executive Partner - Enterprise Architecture


About the team:

Enterprise for IT Leaders, Enterprise Architecture (EITL, EA) is an executive-level advisory service within the broader Gartner Executive Technology Services Product Suite that delivers expert insights and guidance tailored to each client’s context and most critical information and cyber security initiatives.

Gartner’s Global Executive Partners team specializes in Enterprise Architecture (EA). We equip EA executives with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build their successful organizations of tomorrow.  

What you will do:

  • You will manage a portfolio of 25-30 clients, typically Enterprise Architecture & Innovation leaders reporting to CIOs, from global Fortune 1000 organizations and government agencies

  • As their Executive Partner, you will be delivering value through regular discussions and briefings, virtual workshops, roundtables, webinars, by attending relevant Gartner events, and developing client peer networks/exchanges. 

  • As someone who has previously been in their shoes, you will use your knowledge and expertise, along with additional Gartner resources and research, to coach and mentor your clients on critical initiatives and challenges for today and tomorrow specifically within the EA space, including their own potential role development

  • Collaboration is key: You will work closely with several internal Gartner teams to ensure value is delivered; these can include Sales teams, Account Executives,, Analysts, Client Managers, and your peers across other EITL domains

  • This role is a Client-facing position that requires a high level of Executive presence and ability to build trust and deliver value

  • Responsible for member retention and for contributing toward growth in the region through direct support of Gartner Sales in prospect cultivation, account plan development and value demonstration activities

  • This is a predominantly home-based role, where you will operate as an individual contributor managing your own desk and other administrative tasks; you will be delivering value to your client portfolio in a predominately virtual manner

What you will need:

We’d love to talk to you if you have:

  • 15+ years’ experience with a primary focus in an executive Enterprise Architecture leader role such as Chief Enterprise Architect, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Technologist, Chief Strategist, Head of Innovation Lab within a Fortune 500 company

  • Experience in executive level roles within consulting, sales or customer facing positions

  • Modern technical skills and subject matter expertise in the following areas:

Enterprise Architecture (EA)

  • Building and leading an effective business outcome driven EA program

  • Business, information, technology and solutions architecture

  • IT portfolio management and modernization

  • Federated enterprise architecture in larger organizations

  • EA governance

  • EA in a highly outsourced IT structure and across extended ecosystems

  • Key technology/solutioning areas such as Cloud, AI, CX, agile, composable architectures

  • Architecting platforms (think Amazon, eBay, Uber, etc. as business enabling platforms)

Innovation Leadership/Management 

  • Creating a culture of innovation

  • Funding – internal or external VC 

  • Ideation, transfer & incubation 

  • Prototypes & pilots and ‘industrialization’ of innovation

  • Technology tracking, scenario planning, horizon scanning 

  • Innovation metrics and maturity – measuring innovation effectiveness and business impact

  • Innovation frameworks and environments

  • Business & reverse innovation 

Emerging Trends

  • Business, Social and Technology trends and creative application of them to create business advantage including increasing ethics and sustainability goals

  • Industry Impacts, breadth of application and non-adoption risk 

  • Product development life cycle 

Digital Business/Government, Transformation, Strategic Planning

  • Digital Business/Government strategy and roadmap – applying new, digitally enabled business models

  • Traditional business and IT strategic planning

  • People-Process-Technology transformation 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, and more!

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity 

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities


Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a diversity of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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