CEO & Founder, The Sondergaard Group
Peter Sondergaard was executive vice president and member of Gartner’s operating committee for 15 years. He transformed the company’s Research & Advisory organization through multiple acquisitions. The organization now addresses the mission-critical priorities of the CEO and every functional leader in the enterprise. The Gartner Research & Advisory organization includes 2,500 research analysts and advisors with deep expertise in IT, Marketing, Supply Chain, HR, Finance, Sales, and Legal, serves clients in more than 11,000 enterprises in 90 countries worldwide. Mr. Sondergaard is a sought-after keynote speaker and industry thought-leader, quoted frequently in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Economist, and CNBC. He covers topics such as the evolution of digital business, the impact of emerging technologies, artificial intelligence, and the technology’s impact on talent and work. In addition to speaking, he also facilitates panels and has interviewed many executives such as Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, and Michael Dell. Prior to his global position, Mr. Sondergaard led Gartner Research in Europe following roles of increasing seniority at International Data Corporation and Scandinavian Airlines System. Mr. Sondergaard holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and is fluent in six languages. Mr. Sondergaard founded The Sondergaard Group and now runs his own Executive Advisory business. Additionally, he is chairman of the board for 2012.ai, an artificial intelligence platform company, DecideAct, a Strategy Execution Management software company and advisor to numerous software companies and large corporations around the world.