Analyst Profile

Frank Buytendijk

Frank Buytendijk

Distinguished VP Analyst

22 years at Gartner ,  31 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Frank Buytendijk is a Distinguished VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's Data and Analytics group. His work mostly takes a futurist approach, researching the edges of what he covers. Mr. Buytendijk pioneers the topics of "the future," "digital ethics" and "digital society" helping organizations to do the "right thing" with technology and avoid "messing up." He further covers data and analytics. In addition to that, he is the co-lead of the Gartner Maverick Research program which is Gartner's research incubator. Next to his responsibilities at Gartner, Mr. Buytendijk is a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, and a regular guest lecturer at Warwick Business School.


Previous Experience

Mr. Buytendijk has a solid history of his futurist studies becoming a reality. Examples include Digitopia (2019), digitalization of society (2016), emergent strategies (2015), digital ethics (2012), embracing complexity (2011), management excellence (2009), behavioral performance management (2008), high-performance organizations (2005), enterprise performance management (2002), business activity monitoring (2001) and BI/ERP (1998). In his five years outside of Gartner, he was VP of the Corporate Strategy at Hyperion, which was acquired by Oracle. At Oracle, 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
Hyperion, VP of Corporate Strategy, 1 year
Oracle, VP - Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Best Symposium Presentation Award (2013), Digital Ethics
Best Symposium Presentation Award (2014), Digital Ethics
Gartner Above and Beyond Award (2001)
Gartner Cultural Icon Award (2003), Unconventional Presentation Style
Gartner Thought Leadership Award (2004), Performance Management
TDWI Fellow (2012)
Thought Leadership Award (2014), Digital Ethics
Thought Leadership Award (2016), Digital Connectivism and Digital Society
Thought Leadership Award (2016), Symposium Keynote
Thought Leadership Award (2017), Research Innovation


Business Informatics, Institute for Economics and Management, Utrecht, Netherlands



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