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Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Over 19,500 enterprises in about 90 countries trust Gartner’s expert guidance and tools to enable smarter decisions and stronger performance of their organization’s mission-critical priorities.

Gartner for Government & Public Sector provides leadership support across California state and local government sectors to help IT leaders improve organizational efficiency and execute against their objectives. With coverage across more than 10 IT domains from strategy through execution across the entire team. Our proprietary benchmarks, practical tools, and expert guidance enable leaders to manage talent, drive digital transformation, make critical business and investment decisions, displace costs, and mitigate risks to agency and department missions.

With over 100 experts devoted to the public sector government team, our Northern and Southern California teams are dedicated to working with California government agencies to make the right decisions, stay ahead of change, lead transformation and be proactive across all functions of the entire leadership team.

Get started immediately: Talk to an expert, get a demo, contact your local Gartner representatives, or learn more about why government leaders choose Gartner


On-Demand Access to Actionable, Objective, Insights and Research
Being proactive is critical in a world filled with uncertainty. Gartner’s government specific predictions, trends, and emerging technology research ensure executive leaders have access to the most objective resources to build actionable strategies and roadmaps for technology adoption to future-proof state and local initiatives.

Guided and On-Demand Execution Tools and Resources
Gartner provides the powerful tools you need to help make the decisions and take the actions that translate strategy into execution. From diagnostics, IT Key Metrics benchmarks and peer insight to frameworks, templates and ignition guides, our suite of tools provides the practical solutions you need to transform your mission-critical priorities into measurable business results.

High-Quality, High-Impact, Curated Expert Engagements
With over 40+ years of experience, our guidance is drawn from a global team of 2,200+ research and advisory experts, government CIOs and IT practitioners who faced your challenges and know how to deliver on the issues and activities that matter most to you and your organization. Get direct access to teams of former government practitioners and exclusive events and conferences.

Read more: Georgia CTO Joins Gartner

Unparalleled Conference Experiences with the Largest Community of your Government Peers

Gartner conferences are uniquely designed with a combination of actionable, objective insight, expert guidance and consultation, peer networking, and solution provider assessment. The experience is unforgettable — and transformative — and will help you and your organization achieve a stronger performance against your mission-critical priorities.

Learn more: 2023 & 2024 Gartner Conference Calendar

*CPE credits available at select conferences.

Join the conversation: Gartner Peer Community


With more than 460,000 client engagements annually, executive leaders in government commonly leverage Gartner’s curated client interactions to increase their influence and consistently prove the value of IT against their mission-critical priorities when:

Setting direction for strategic planning, developing operating models or leveraging future trends and predictions

Executing new initiatives, implementing best practices to ensure success, program governance or optimizing spend to increase return on investment.

Sourcing the “right” technologies and services, developing and reviewing RFxs and renewing contracts

Improving teams and talent, executive influence, defining building and reinforcing culture, program performance and connecting and learning within peer communities

Leading and increasing influence when presenting to leadership or media, managing transitions, or reviewing key documents/presentations

Hear from a client: This Smart City is reducing crime, traffic, and pollution.


Gartner’s executive leadership coverage aims at uniting the C-suite across executive functions critical to state and local government functions within IT, and those critical to IT success:

Chief Information Officers: Become digital and business strategy agents for the organization.

Chief Security Officers: Enable digital business by driving critical initiatives that secure and protect the enterprise.

Chief Data Officers: Understand stakeholder needs across the company to build a better data strategy.

Infrastructure & Operations Leaders: Keep pace with key emerging technology innovations and anticipated risk factors.

Software Engineering Leaders: Deliver scalable, secure digital products with key resources.

Enterprise Architecture, Digital Workplace, CRM and more

Hear from a client: State CIO and CISO Strategic Alignment Creates Organizational Stability

Critical cross-functional roles:

Finance Leaders: Drive and sustain organizational impact.

Risk Management: Navigate through high-risk growth decisions.

Human Resources: Anticipate top HR trends and act on priorities.

Legal & Compliance: Manage cross-functional risks and build a more resilient department.

…and more

Secure buy-in and progress your initiatives with the right advice, the right tools for your function, and the right support at the right time, to develop, execute, measure, and improve single initiatives, program and departmental strategic objectives and multi-year programs that deliver transformative business impact.

Get started immediately: Talk to an expert, get a demo, contact your local Gartner representatives, or learn more about why government leaders choose Gartner.

Information Technology Webinar
Exclusive Webinar for CA State & Local Government Two sessions: December 28th 10-11am PST or January 4th 10-11am PST
Congratulations to this year's winners!
Please join us Monday, October 30, 2023 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), for an engaging exchange with Stan Kiyota, leading Gartner cybersecurity expert, on Responsible AI: From Bias and Privacy to Compliance and Risk Management. In this webinar, we will identify eight AI risks, methods to mitigate that risk and implementing an actionable framework to manage AI within your organization. You will come away from this session with some action steps to better manage risk and take advantage of AI.
Host: Katie Carbrey
Presented by Gartner for Techincal Professionals/ GTP
Security Leaders Must Pivot to a Human-Centric Focus to Establish an Effective Cybersecurity Program
Please join the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), Association of California State Employees with Disabilities (ACSED), and Gartner for a virtual exploration of options available to broaden State employment opportunities for neurodiverse employees to help you find employees with the skill sets you need.
Gartner analysts will present the latest research and advice for security and risk management leaders at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, June 5-7 in National Harbor, MD
Please join us for an engaging exchange with Stan Kiyota, leading Gartner cybersecurity expert, on Best Practices to Operationalize Threat Intelligence. Threat intelligence (TI) is evidence-based actionable knowledge, including context, mechanisms, indicators, implications and specific advice about an existing or emerging risk or threat to assets that can be used to make informed decisions to potentially mitigate those risks or threats. In this session we will discuss best practices for you to operationalize TI in your organization.
Vote for California DMV's Cal ID Initiative!
This session is offered to CA government leaders, to provide key guidance in support of the pending budget updates.
How do you keep pace with the constant change in today’s world, and ensure your technology remains up to the task? Innovation is mandatory today, and IT leaders need to determine which strategic technology trends could both create opportunity and drive significant disruption. Whether your enterprise needs to optimize its operations, scale its growth or pioneer new technology-led business models, you must act now or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do make the shift. Join this complimentary webinar as Gartner expert David Groombridge looks at the Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023, and takes your questions to help you determine which trends you cannot ignore and to create a roadmap that will not only let your enterprise keep pace, but use the change to build a competitive advantage.
Develop an Actionable Workforce Strategy for Cybersecurity
Understand the benefits, limitations and capabilities to inform successful adoption.
Join your peers and leading Gartner cyber security expert, Stan Kiyota, for an interactive discussion and Q&A focused on practical things you can do to improve your resiliency.
State CIO, Liana Bailey-Crimmins, will be presenting at the CA Executive and Leadership Briefing on September 21 in Sacramento.
Join your peers in person for a packed day at our Executive Leadership Briefing.
NOTE: Public Sector employees only
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, C-suite executives, business leaders and their teams can consult this expert guidance.
We invite you and your team to join us for this complimentary Gartner Technical Briefing. All the presentations and presenting analysts are part of the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) research team focused on Technical Strategy and Execution of your key IT initiatives. Please feel free to forward on to others who you feel may find this content compelling.
Data and analytics leaders can make the most of their business opportunities by implementing these best practices for data and analytics governance.
Cloud adoption rate among governments could be higher. Government CIOs need to devise a strategy to improve the success ratio.
Webinar discussion focused on how to leverage data to be a more impactful technology that improves decision making and business outcomes.
Gartner would like to invite you to participate in this 3-part series
Effective data governance is a key challenge for data and analytics leaders.
Accelerate digital transformation today for a better tomorrow
The recent exposure of privacy and security vulnerabilities has amplified security awareness within all organizations