Researcher Profiles
Dave Aron
Global Research Director

Dave Aron, based in the UK, is Global Research Director for Leading Edge Forum.  In this position, he guides a series of global research initiatives aimed at helping CIOs and other Business/ IT leaders reimagine their organizations and leadership for a tech-driven future. Dave is the author of our 2017 reports, Unleashing Digital Talent for Fun and Profit and Winning in the 21st Century - A User's Guide.

Dave’s key areas of research include digital business, strategy and new business models.  Previously, Dave spent more than 12 years at Gartner, as a Gartner Fellow, focusing on strategy and CIO leadership issues.  Dave has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT business, and has been writing, speaking and teaching on digital business, IT strategy and other topics around the world for more than a decade.

Dave holds a BSc in Computer Science from Queen Mary College, and an MBA from London Business School.

Dave's alter ego is Mu, The 21st Century Anti-Strategist, which comprises Dave's distilled thoughts about what doesn't make sense as 20th century organizations sleepwalk into the 21st century.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

WT* is a Digital Transformation?

10 OCT 2017 / DAVE ARON

2017 Study Tour Report: Re-architecting for a Smarter World

04 OCT 2017 / DAVE ARON

Huq: Beyond digital lipstick on the analogue pig – Winning in the 21st Century Case Study

15 SEP 2017 / DAVE ARON

Unleashing Digital Talent - 8 Ways to Make an Impact – Facebook LIVE Recording

08 SEP 2017 / RICHARD DAVIES, DAVE ARON

A Board Guide to Cyber Risk

06 SEP 2017 / DAVE ARON, MIKE BUFALINO

PRESS ARTICLES

A New, Agile Approach to Security: Cyberesiliency
Wired (Oct 2017)
How to Find and Hire the Right Digital Talent for Your Organization
Harvard Business Review (Oct 2017)
Unleashing Digital Talent for Fun and Profit
ComputerWeekly (Aug 2017)
How to Mine Big Data Like a Pro
Wired (Jun 2017)
Winning in the 21st century - digital is not enough
ComputerWeekly (Feb 2017)
Why Digital is Not Enough
ComputerWeekly (Jul 2016)