Author Profile

Kurt Schlegel

Kurt Schlegel

VP Analyst

29 years at Gartner,  29 years' experience

Location:  Stamford, CT USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Kurt Schlegel is a Research Vice President at Gartner, studying how organizations apply analytic capabilities to improve performance and optimize decision making.


Previous Experience

Mr. Schlegel has been covering the data and analytics space since 2003. During that time, he has served in various roles, including global conference chair, research community leader, agenda manager and lead author of the Magic Quadrant, Hype Cycle and Predicts reports. Key themes of his research include: 1) The emergence of data discovery as a self-service alternative to traditional business intelligence architectures 2) Striking a balance between a centralized and decentralized organizational model for business analytics 3) Making data a key part of your organization's business model with customer-facing analytics 4) Using big data to create more precise analytical systems of measurement and classification 5) Right-sized approaches to BI and analytics for midmarket companies

Professional Background

  • Meta Group, Program Director, 10 years


  • B.S., Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S., Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University