Author Profile

Svetlana Sicular

Svetlana Sicular

VP Analyst

12 years at Gartner,  30 years' experience

Location:  USA  |  Language(s):  English, Russian, Ukrainian

Roles and Responsibilities

Svetlana Sicular is a thought leader at the intersection of data and AI. She is convinced that a human plus AI is smarter than either by themselves. Ms. Sicular really cares about helping organizations - from governments and multinational corporations to starups - achieve digital transformation by using AI. Her current research interests focus on the ongoing shifts in AI and ML; responsible AI and AI governance; data-centric AI; and the most exciting part of artificial intelligence - the human. Svetlana Sicular pioneered responsible AI, AI governance, augmented intelligence and big data research at Gartner. She has been covering generative AI since the inception of this term and has been authoring the Generative AI hype cycle profile since. Ms. Sicular developed important, now commonly recognized ideas: multidisciplinary data science teams, the role of Chief Data Officer, data & analytics governance in the age of AI and personal analytics.


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.

Professional Background

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


  • M.S., Mathematics

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • 2017 Gartner Thought Leadership Award