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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

20 for 20: Emerging Tech & Trends Top 20 Topics for 1H 2020

by John A. Wheeler  |  July 17, 2020

Continuing with the “20 for 20” theme started in last month’s blog post, I’ve decided to highlight the top 20 emerging technologies and trends (ETT) client topics for the first half of this year. As I mentioned late last year in┬ámy post on top ten client topics for 2019, Gartner has created an ETT focused […]

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20 for 20: Top RiskTech Blog Posts for May 2020

by John A. Wheeler  |  June 4, 2020

Risk management is trending through the roof here at Gartner as we strive to help our clients emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. What’s also trending is the readership of my RiskTech blog posts. So, to give readers a peek into what is most popular, I’ve curated the following “20 for 20” top blog posts read […]

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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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