Analyst Profile

Andrew White

Andrew White

VP Distinguished Analyst

14 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience
Atlanta, GA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Andrew White, Distinguished Analyst and VP, has a primary research focus on information strategy, governance and master data management (MDM). His roles include Agenda Manager for Data and Analytics Programs and Leaders, as well as Key Initiative lead for information governance and MDM. He launched the first Master Data Management Summit in 2007, and was conference chair of that event through 2015 as it expanded focus to Enterprise Information and MDM. Mr. White received the Gartner Thought Leadership Award in 2006 for his efforts in pioneering Gartner's research in enterprise information management that led to MDM. Mr. White's previous coverage areas focused on business apps and best practices in supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and multienterprise B2B collaboration environments.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP
  • Data Management & Integration


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. White was in the software industry for eight years, consulting on SCM/SCP and collaboration (CPFR and CTM) solutions to CPG/retail companies, mainly in the U.S. Mr. White also served on the VICS ( CPFR ( Advisory Committee, where he chaired the Trading Exchange Interoperability subcommittee and previously chaired the n-tier CPFR subcommittee. His last role there was heading up product strategy. Before that, he served in the CPG/retail space in the U.K., where he worked for Elizabeth Arden, a cosmetics company.

Professional Background

Belling Ltd., Product Planning Manager and MRP II Project Leader, 2 years
Elizabeth Arden Ltd., Distribution Planning Manager, 6 years
Logility Inc., Vice President, Product Strategy, 9 years


B.A., with honors, Economics
Diploma from BPICS (then the British version of APICS)
Diploma in Industrial Management from the Institute of Industrial Management, U.K.