Dave Aron

Global research director -

Leading Edge Forum -


Dave Aron, based in the UK, is global research director for Leading Edge Forum. He guides a series of global research initiatives aimed at helping CIOs and other business/ IT leaders understand and exploit the intersection between business and information technology. 

Dave’s key areas of research include digital business, strategy and new business models. Previously, he 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.