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John A. Wheeler
Research Director, Integrated Risk Management
7 years at Gartner
28 years IT Industry

John A. Wheeler is a Research Director with responsibility for leading analyst coverage of integrated risk management (IRM) technology solutions and professional services. His areas of specialty include risk management, executive leadership and corporate governance. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAWheeler Read Full Bio

Emerging Risks in Cybersecurity: Gartner’s Top Ten Predictions

by John A. Wheeler  |  August 26, 2016

This week, I presented Gartner’s top ten strategic predictions for security at the South Africa Reserve Bank Cybersecurity Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. In my remarks, I explained that today’s security professionals battle threats from outside the organization as well as those from their own employees. But what about threats that they already know exist? […]

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CEOs and CIOs Are Seeking Digital Risk Leaders

by John A. Wheeler  |  August 5, 2016

I had the distinct honor and privilege to participate in this year’s Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nearly 500 security and risk management professionals from Latin America participated this year representing a 37% increase in attendance over last’s years inaugural event.  I shared with the attendees new Gartner research on […]

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What’s New on Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Risk Management Solutions, 2016

by John A. Wheeler  |  July 13, 2016

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Gartner’s very first Hype Cycle for Risk Management Solutions and it marks a significant evolution in our research agenda. Formerly known as the Hype Cycle for Governance, Risk & Compliance Technologies, our new Hype Cycle takes a fresh look at the software products and services that are leading the […]

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Design Thinking Lies at the Corner of Risk Management and Innovation

by John A. Wheeler  |  June 21, 2016

Right now, businesses of all shapes and sizes are struggling to find the next disruptive, digital idea that will lead to exponential growth and hefty profits. We all know how companies such as Uber, Airbnb and LinkedIn have used digital platforms to re-create the entire customer experience. However, what many people do not realize is […]

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What’s So Cool About Risk Management?

by John A. Wheeler  |  May 1, 2016

What’s so cool about risk management? Well, this past week Gartner honored three solution providers as “Cool Vendors in Risk Management.” The dawn of a new era in risk management technologies is emerging that undoubtedly will disrupt the current governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software marketplace. Risk management professionals are now demanding risk technology to […]

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How Poor Social Media Risk Management Can Lead to Customer Disloyalty

by John A. Wheeler  |  April 16, 2016

Use of social media to build customer loyalty is a common strategy for major corporations today. However, it is a strategy that can quickly backfire as a result of poor risk management practices and result in just the opposite – customer disloyalty. Companies with a solid understanding of good risk management understand that it requires […]

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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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