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Frank Buytendijk
Frank Buytendijk
Research VP
Amsterdam South East Netherlands
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Years of Experience
1 year at Gartner
24 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Data Management & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Frank Buytendijk is a Gartner Research VP, covering "information innovation." Within this broad topic, Mr. Buytendijk specializes in information management strategies, big data and analytics. He recently developed a special interest in semantic technologies. Next to his responsibilities at Gartner, Mr. Buytendijk is also a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management and a regular guest lecturer at the London School of Economics. Mr. Buytendijk has a solid history of his work being right on time or becoming relevant one to two years after publication. Examples include ethics/privacy in analytics (2012), embracing complexity (2011), management excellence (2009), behavioral performance management (2008), high-performance organizations (2005), collaborative decision making (2003), enterprise performance management (2002), business activity monitoring (2001), and BI/ERP (1998).
Previous Experience
Mr. Buytendijk's previous role at Gartner covered business intelligence, data warehousing and performance management. Outside of Gartner, he was VP of Corporate Strategy at Hyperion, which was acquired by Oracle. At Oracle, as a VP and Fellow, he ran part of the Hyperion Business Unit, and later he founded and ran a global Oracle thought leadership program. He was also Chief Marketing Officer at the Netherlands-based software vendor Be Informed. Mr. Buytendijk is also the author of five books, including "Performance Leadership," which is about organizational behavior; "Dealing With Dilemmas," which covers strategy; and "Socrates Reloaded," which explores the philosophy and ethics of information technology. One of his case studies from "Dealing With Dilemmas" was even included in the Harvard Business Review case study database.
Professional Background
Be Informed, Chief Marketing Officer, 2 years
Oracle, VP and Fellow, 3 years
Hyperion, VP of Corporate Strategy, 1 year
Industry Awards/Accolades
TDWI Fellow (2012)
Gartner Thought Leadership Award (2004)
Gartner Cultural Icon Award (2003)
Gartner Above and Beyond Award (2001)
Business Informatics, Institute for Economics and Management, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Information 2020: Beyond Big Data 12-Mar-2014 Frank Buytendijk, Douglas Laney
Predicts 2014: Surveillance and Profiling Lead to Privacy-Related Reputation Risk 03-Dec-2013 Khushbu Pratap, Carsten Casper, Angela McIntyre, Jay Heiser, Frank Buytendijk
Predicts 2014: Innovating With Information Will Demand New Data, Organizations and Ideas 29-Nov-2013 Douglas Laney, Frank Buytendijk, Alexander Linden
Predicts 2014: Why You Should Modernize Your Information Infrastructure 28-Nov-2013 Roxane Edjlali, Eric Thoo, Frank Buytendijk, Donald Feinberg, Ted Friedman, Nick Heudecker
Big Data Analytics Requires An Ethical Code of Conduct 11-Nov-2013 Frank Buytendijk