José Ruggero is a Vice President and General Manager in Gartner Executive Programs (EXP) Asia-Pacific, where he is responsible for driving growth and enhancing the client experience for EXP members in that region.
For the past two years, he was a senior program director in Gartner EXP serving clients in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and New Zealand. His particular areas of interest include innovation, leadership, and IS management strategies. Mr Ruggero joined Gartner in 1998 as a district manager in the sales organisation.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr Ruggero ran a large solution delivery business with GE Capital IT Solutions concentrating on large corporations delivering product, training, networking, systems management, application development, facilities management, and outsourcing solutions. Prior to that, he owned a successful part-time PC dealership, PC rental, and consultancy business specialising in financial applications, while working for a national payroll and HR outsourcing arm of a global IT service provider, turning a stagnating business into a successful operation.
He began his career in the data processing department for a large insurance company, in a variety of roles including data processing, computer operations, programming, and management and has also worked in the retail industry in both management and IT consulting roles.
Mr Ruggero holds a bachelor of commerce degree majoring in finance and economics from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and is a member of the Golden Key National Honor society.