Simon Field is a Senior Executive Partner in Gartner Executive Programs. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and currently works closely with executives leading Dubai Smart Government, ITA Oman, and various government entities in the GCC region. Simon held many roles in the government sector, including Chief Technology Officer at the Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom - the largest producer of public data in the UK. He was also a founder member of the UK Government CTO Council. He advised the Prime Minister’s Office on IT Strategy, and published research papers at international conferences organized by Eurostat, the United Nations, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.