Analyst Profile
Douglas Laney
Douglas Laney
Research VP
Chicago, IL USA
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Years of Experience
3 years at Gartner
28 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Business Intelligence
Data Management & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Doug Laney is a Research VP for Gartner Research, where he covers business analytics solutions and projects, big data use cases, infonomics, and other data-governance-related issues.
Previous Experience
Mr. Laney is considered a pioneer in the field of data warehousing and originated the field of infonomics (short for "information economics"). He has led analytics and information-management-related projects on five continents and in most industries. Mr. Laney is also an experienced IT industry thought leader, having launched Meta Group's Enterprise Analytics Strategies research and advisory service, established and co-led the Deloitte Analytics Institute, and guest-lectured at leading business schools on information asset management and valuation. In addition, he has led business analytics consulting and marketing practices for several software companies.
Professional Background
Deloitte Consulting, Co-lead, Deloitte Analytics Institute, 2 years
BMC Software/Identify Software, VP of Global Consulting and Director of Services Marketing, 4 years
Meta Group, VP and Research Director, Enterprise Analytics Strategies, 5 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
2012 Thought Leadership, Gartner
7 Business Analytics Gurus You Should Be Following on Twitter, Information Management Magazine
Top 20 Big Data Influencers, Onalytica
Guest lecturer on infonomics at leading business schools
B.S., Software Engineering and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Answering Big Data's 10 Biggest Vision and Strategy Questions 12-Aug-2014 Douglas Laney, Alexander Linden, Frank Buytendijk, Andrew White, Mark A. Beyer, Neil Chandler, Jenny Sussin, Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian
Increase the Return on Your Information Investments With the Information Yield Curve 31-Jul-2014 Andrew White, Douglas Laney
Four Steps to Effective Crowdsourcing of Data Science Projects 16-Jun-2014 Alexander Linden, Douglas Laney
Information Innovation Key Initiative Overview 22-Apr-2014 Douglas Laney
Cool Vendors in Information Innovation, 2014 10-Apr-2014 Douglas Laney, Ray Valdes, Alexander Linden, Hung LeHong