Analyst Profile

Alan D. Duncan

Alan D. Duncan

Research VP

4 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Alan Duncan is Vice President for Data & Analytics Strategy and Chief Data Officer (CDO). Major areas of interest include: - The business value of data and analytics - information as an asset, monetization of data and best practices for realizing better business outcomes. - Data-driven culture - influencing the organizational, cultural and behavioral change impacts arising from an evidence-based/analytic approach to digital business. - Analytic ethics - the ethical considerations for data and analytics, and the potential intended and unintended consequences of collecting and analyzing data. Data & Analytics strategy for Midsized Enterprises.

Areas of Coverage

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Management & Integration


Previous Experience

Mr. Duncan is a recognized authority and executive leader in the fields of data strategy, business analytics, data-driven culture and business change, data governance, and data quality. In a career spanning 24 years, Mr. Duncan has provided strategic advice for world-class data management, business intelligence, data warehousing, master data management, document management and knowledge management solutions. He has worked with clients in a diverse range of industry sectors, including telecommunications, financial services, retail, state and federal government, natural resources, utilities, and manufacturing. Many of his clients have been international businesses operating across multiple countries, and he has worked in the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Australia.

Professional Background

Acuma Solutions, Client Partner, Information Communications and Media, 4 years
SMS Management & Technology, National Competency Leader, Information and Data Management, 4 years
UNSW Australia (University of New South Wales), Director of Data Governance (CDO), 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Associate Faculty, University College Cork (UCC)
Chair, 2014 Business Intelligence in Higher Education
Chair, 2014 Data Quality Asia Pacific Forum
Data Management Solutions Review 2017 "Top 10 Data Management Influencers on Twitter"
Information Management Magazine, 2012 "Top 12 Data Governance Gurus to Follow on Twitter"


B.Eng., With Honors, Electronics Engineering, University of Aberdeen