Stephen High is a VP and Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs based in the southern United States. Mr. High co-leads the global Healthcare CIO Community for Executive Programs.
Mr. High helps organizations leverage technology to deliver value to the enterprise. He works with each CIO to improve governance, strategic visioning, business value of IT, organizational design, metrics and more. He helps CIOs drive cost optimization, improve contracts, develop better leaders, and operate faster with lower risk. He produces road notes, podcasts and webinars, and co-authors research useful to healthcare providers and payers as well as non-healthcare industries. He presents and facilitates workshops for executives. He also engages at Gartner worldwide events or healthcare venues such as HIMSS, CHIME and other regional gatherings.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. High served as CIO and VP of IT core services at Argonaut Group, an international specialty commercial insurance company. He served as chief security officer for Argonaut Group and CIO of Argonaut Insurance Co. He was the interim CIO of a regional financial services firm. He held consulting positions with Procter & Gamble (P&G), Cardinal Health, BASF, Aim Mutual Funds, Van Kampen/American Capital, the Texas Department of Human Services, the Texas Department of Information Resources, Keane, Oberthur Gaming Technologies and others.
Mr. High has served on the boards of organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Special Olympics Texas and Mensa, and the advisory council for the McCombs School of Business for the University of Texas.