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John A. Wheeler
Global Research Leader - Risk Management Technology
9 years at Gartner
30 years IT Industry

John A. Wheeler is global research leader for risk management technology solutions and professional services. His areas of specialty include integrated risk management, executive leadership and corporate governance. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAWheeler Read Full Bio

How to Understand the Hype Fueling RiskTech

by John A. Wheeler  |  May 6, 2020

Gartner is well known for its annual “Hype Cycle” reports detailing the vendor marketing and end-user adoption of technology innovation across a wide array of markets. As the world seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and re-start business operations, it is an opportune time to explore the hype fueling the demand for emerging risk […]

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Top Ten Gartner Client Topics for Emerging Technologies – Q1 2020

by John A. Wheeler  |  April 14, 2020

As we move forward into an entirely new business environment in Q2 2020 shaped by COVID-19, let’s take a quick look back at the top ten Gartner client topics for emerging technologies in Q1. As I mentioned late last year in my post on top ten client topics for 2019, Gartner has created an Emerging […]

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4 IRM Market Trends Will Accelerate Demand in COVID-19 Recovery

by John A. Wheeler  |  March 31, 2020

Integrated Risk Management (IRM) technology is uniquely suited to address the myriad of risks arising from the current crisis and future COVID-19 recovery. Gartner’s 2020 expanded coverage of IRM use cases (see figure below) coincides with rapidly evolving customer demands linked to crisis response and recovery efforts. These efforts demonstrate the rising need for an […]

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IRM 2020: Market Momentum Continues

by John A. Wheeler  |  January 30, 2020

2020 marks Gartner’s fifth year of integrated risk management (IRM) technology coverage and the market continues to grow at a rapid pace. In fact, the spectrum of IRM technology solutions is increasing due to digital transformation efforts in companies of all sizes. As a result, the IRM technology and services market forecast for 2020 is […]

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Top 10 Gartner Emerging Technologies Client Topics for 2019

by John A. Wheeler  |  December 5, 2019

This year, Gartner launched its Emerging Technologies and Trends (ETT) research agenda dedicated to helping our Technology & Service Provider (TSP) clients improve their offerings. As we wrap-up 2019, let’s look at the top 10 Gartner emerging technologies client topics addressed by our analysts. The list of topics is derived from client inquiry calls that […]

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Digital Risk “Techquilibrium” Requires IRM

by John A. Wheeler  |  October 21, 2019

Over the past month, I’ve been speaking to various groups to help them prepare for the onslaught of digital risks in their organizations. A common theme is the need for greater risk quantification beyond the realm of traditional, qualitative governance, risk and compliance (GRC) approaches. A balanced view of digital risk through integrated risk management […]

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Why Technology Providers Now “Get IRM”

by John A. Wheeler  |  September 16, 2019

This past week, I enjoyed meeting with over 1,000 attendees at our annual Gartner Security and Risk Management Conference in London. At the event, the overwhelming feedback received is that integrated risk management (IRM) is needed now more than ever. Included in that feedback is the fact that technology providers see a rapid increase in […]

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A “PRACtical” View of Emerging Risk Management Technologies

by John A. Wheeler  |  August 19, 2019

Gartner’s “Hype Cycle for Risk Management, 2019” report was published almost a month ago and reader response has been overwhelmingly positive. In this year’s report, we highlight the need for a “PRACtical” view of risk management technologies to fuel digital business growth. Entering 2019, CEOs began to understand the unique set of challenges ahead of […]

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GRC 2020: The Approaching Year of Final Demise

by John A. Wheeler  |  July 15, 2019

Gartner kicked-off its global series of 2019 Security & Risk Management Summit Conferences last month in Washington, DC. It’s here where we receive direct feedback from both technology providers as well as end-usersĀ on emerging trends and technologies for security and risk management. More than 3,500 attendees participated in analyst sessions and meetings over 3 1/2 […]

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Here’s Why IRM Solutions Are Superior to Archaic GRC Technology

by John A. Wheeler  |  May 2, 2019

Gartner clients are consistently searching for ways to improve their risk management programs to deliver greater value to the enterprise. Whether it is to bolster performance in support of new digital transformation efforts or to reduce spend associated with bloated governance, risk and compliance (GRC) bureaucracies, the need for better solutions is real. That’s why […]

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