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 understand and exploit the ever-expanding intersection between business and information technology. 

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.


How to Build your Plan for Becoming a 21st Century Organization

14 MAR 2017 / DAVE ARON

If You Want to Get There, I Wouldn’t Start From Here

02 MAR 2017 / DAVE ARON

Q1 2017 Public Cloud Adoption: Not as Much Progress as You Might Expect


21st Century Organizations Behave Like a Drone Swarm

09 FEB 2017 / DAVE ARON

Winning in the 21st Century: A User’s Guide

19 JAN 2017 / DAVE ARON


Winning in the 21st century - digital is not enough
ComputerWeekly (Feb 2017)
Why Digital is Not Enough
ComputerWeekly (Jul 2016)