Analyst Profile

Alan D. Duncan

Alan D. Duncan

VP Analyst

6 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Alan Duncan is Vice President for Data and Analytics Strategy and Chief Data Officer (CDO). Major areas of interest include: - Infonomics and the business value of data and analytics — identifying and communicating business outcomes and value through mapping of information supply chains, data cataloging and treating information as an asset - Monetizing data and best practices for realizing better business outcomes. - Improving data literacy and 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. - Impact of data literacy and data-driven culture on artificial intelligence. - Data and analytics strategy for midsized enterprises.

Areas of Coverage

  • Data Management & Integration
  • Business Intelligence


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 over 26 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. He is also an Associate Member of Faculty at University College Cork (UCC), where he lectures on the MSc programmes for Data Business and Digital Health.

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



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