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Stessa Cohen

Research Director at Gartner


Stessa Cohen is a research director in Gartner, where she is part of the CIO Research team focused on the Banking Industry. Her areas of expertise are thought leadership and business strategies for digital banking, mobile banking, online banking, digital personal financial management, and financial services technology innovation. She tracks digital banking innovation, startups and niche banking providers worldwide to provide actionable advice to banks, vendor providers, and others seeking to invest in or leverage financial services technologies. Before Gartner, she worked at a payment processing startup and a regional US bank.

She has a Master’s of Science in Information Systems & Software Engineering from George Mason University and a BA from the University of Maryland.