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Dale Kutnick

Dale Kutnick is senior vice president and global head of Gartner Executive Programs. His primary responsibility is designing and developing innovative advisory programs and services for CIOs and senior business leaders to help them better manage and exploit IT economics and financials, risk and business enablement. Mr. Kutnick is actively involved in creating new research deliverables (including new websites, podcasts, webcasts and other content) and managing service quality as well as improving client support. He is also a regular speaker at Gartner events, and works directly with numerous CIOs and senior executives on IT-enabled business initiatives and strategies.

Mr. Kutnick joined Gartner in 2005 following the company’s acquisition of META Group where he was co-founder, chairman of the board and research director. He also served as president, CEO and research director of META Group from its inception in 1989 until 2003. In addition to his operational duties as META Group CEO, Mr. Kutnick led the creation, development, packaging and management of content quality for META Group’s intellectual capital. He was also a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences, a contributor to many books and other publications, and a consultant to IT industry CEOs and numerous CIOs. During Mr. Kutnick’s tenure, the company quadrupled revenues and was profitable for 19 consecutive quarters.

Before co-founding META Group, Mr. Kutnick was executive vice president of research with Gartner and an executive vice president at Gartner Securities. Prior to joining Gartner, he was executive director and research director at Yankee Group, a technology research and consulting firm, and a principal at Battery Ventures, a venture capital firm. He served on the board of directors of First Albany Corp. and its successor, Broadpoint Securities (BPSG). He was also a member of the governance and audit committees. He currently serves on the Board of i.c. Stars (Chicago); on the Clinical Advisory Board of Sanofi-Aventis and on the Technical Advisory Board at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Kutnick is a graduate of Yale University (U.S.). He is secretary of the Dale and Laura Kutnick Foundation, which contributes funds to nonprofit education, medical, and socially responsible causes.

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