Analyst Profile

Douglas Laney

Douglas Laney

VP Distinguished Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  28 years IT industry
Chicago, IL USA

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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Management & Integration


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

BMC Software/Identify Software, VP of Global Consulting and Director of Services Marketing, 4 years
Deloitte Consulting, Co-lead, Deloitte Analytics Institute, 2 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
Guest lecturer on infonomics at leading business schools
Top 20 Big Data Influencers, Onalytica


B.S., Software Engineering and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign