Analyst Profile

Svetlana Sicular

Svetlana Sicular

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  24 years industry experience

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 is passionate about bringing machine learning to domain experts and helping organizations successfully compete by applying their business acumen to analytics and data science. Her current research interests focus on the ongoing shift from data to insights: machine learning, artificial intelligence, conversational systems, human-in-the-loop crowdsourcing, real-time analytics, information products, postmodern information management and the human role in the digital economy. Ms. Sicular pioneered big data and big data analytics research at Gartner. She developed important ideas, which are now commonly recognized as big data cornerstones: multidisciplinary data science teams, the role of Chief Data Officer, use-case-based architecture, information governance in the age of big data and personal analytics.

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.

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

Industry Awards/Accolades

2017 Gartner Thought Leadership Award


M.S., Mathematics



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