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John Wheeler
Research Director
6 years at Gartner
26 years IT Industry

John A. Wheeler is a Research Director with responsibility for covering risk management and executive leadership topics. His areas of specialty include operational risk management, executive management / leadership and corporate governance. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAWheeler Read Full Bio

Evaluate ORM Solution and Get Free Gartner E-book

by John A. Wheeler  |  March 31, 2016

As Gartner begins its annual risk management solution research activity, we have launched a new way for anyone to provide their views on risk-related software products. It’s called Gartner Peer Insights. And right now, for a limited time, anyone who evaluates an operational risk management (ORM) solution will receive a brand new Gartner e-book on digital […]

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Operational Risk Management Solution Ratings Now Available

by John A. Wheeler  |  February 20, 2016

The first Critical Capabilities for Operational Risk Management (ORM) Solutions (restricted to Gartner clients only) published this week along with the roll-out of our new Peer Insights for Risk Management Solutions (RMS) customer software review online survey tool. ORM Solutions have matured beyond industry- and regulatory-specific requirements to offer a wide range of capabilities. They’re now […]

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Strong Momentum for Risk Management Research in 2016

by John A. Wheeler  |  December 22, 2015

The last several weeks have been quite active in our world of Integrated Risk Management Solutions (IRMS) research. We have begun our analysis and publication processes across seven IRMS market segments that include Operational Risk Management (ORM), IT Risk Management (ITRM), IT Vendor Risk Management (VRM), Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP), Audit Management (AM), Corporate Compliance […]

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GRC Focus Begins to Fade

by John A. Wheeler  |  October 6, 2015

To GRC, or not to GRC? That is the question I posed to risk management & security professionals as I circumnavigated the globe over the past two months. Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) technology has matured greatly over the past decade, but the answers to my question point to some interesting gaps in GRC technology […]

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Without a Solid Foundation, Risk Management Is Doomed

by John A. Wheeler  |  August 23, 2015

This week, I’m in Sydney at our 2015 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit speaking about Integrated Risk Management Solution (IRMS) strategies. Many companies are looking to RMS technology to enable their cyber risk management programs, particularly in Australia. For example, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) published guidance earlier this year for its […]

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Gartner’s Brazil Summit Keynote Focuses on Digital Risk

by John A. Wheeler  |  August 10, 2015

Today, I had the privilege and honor to help kick-off Gartner’s 2015 Security and Risk Management Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Joined by my Gartner colleagues Andrew Walls (2014 Gartner Analyst of the Year) and Claudio Neiva (Brazil Security and Risk Management Summit Chairman), I delivered the keynote address for the event focusing on managing risk […]

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Looking Ahead With Gartner’s GRC Hype Cycle

by John A. Wheeler  |  July 16, 2015

Last week, Gartner released its annual Hype Cycle for Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Technologies. In the report, we analyze the trends in the evolving GRC market and what end-users of GRC technologies can expect in the next few years. Simply put, GRC technologies support the simplification, automation, and integration of enterprise, operational, and IT risk management […]

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Security Solutions Can Lead to Risk Problems in the Digital World

by John A. Wheeler  |  June 17, 2015

This week, a password security company announced that it had been the victim of what they described as a “network compromise” by an unknown intruder. In other words, the company had been hacked. This event has created a frenzy of speculation in the press. The nature of this data breach is unique in that it […]

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Gartner Launches Integrated GRC Research Program

by John A. Wheeler  |  June 8, 2015

In conjunction with the start of our 2015 U.S. Security & Risk Management Summit today in Washington, DC, Gartner launched its integrated “OneGRC” research program. This year, I will be leading a select group of Gartner research analysts in evaluating the Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) market and its related segments. The result of our […]

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How Is Cyber Security Like a Hummer?

by John A. Wheeler  |  May 29, 2015

In my previous blog post, I utilized the analogy of a race car vs. an armored car to demonstrate the need for a “Risk First, Security Second” approach to cyber security for digital business. Well, never did I believe that someone would actually demonstrate this analogy in real life – until yesterday. As you will […]

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