Analyst Profile

Svetlana Sicular

Svetlana Sicular

Research VP

5 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience
Foster City, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Svetlana Sicular pioneered big data and big data analytics research at Gartner for Technical Professionals. She was the first person to develop important ideas, which are now commonly recognized as big data cornerstones: multidisciplinary teams, the role of chief data officer, use-case-based architecture, information governance in the age of big data, and personal analytics. Her current research interests focus on the ongoing shift from big data to analytics: architecture for real-time insights, building information products, operationalizing big data implementations, the Internet of Data, organizational structures for postmodern information management, and the human role in the algorithmic economy. Ms. Sicular is convinced that information governance has never been more important than now.

Areas of Coverage

  • Data Management & Integration


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Sicular gained a uniquely combined experience of Fortune 500 IT and business leadership, product management at world-class software vendors, and Big Four consulting. She primarily handles inquiries in the areas of big data, information governance and enterprise information management strategy.

Professional Background

Oracle/Siebel Systems, Core Technology Product Management Positions, 6 years
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Principal Consultant, 6 years
Visa, Vice President, Global Data Standards, 4 years


M.S., Mathematics