Analyst Profile

Alys Woodward

Alys Woodward

Sr Director Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Alys Woodward leads a Gartner Key Initiative that advises technology and services providers on discovering, building and integrating emerging technologies and trends into their offerings. This is based on recent research coverage of AI and two decades working in data and analytics. Ms. Woodward's key areas of focus are AI, augmented analytics, data visualization, analytic platforms, decision intelligence, data management and data and analytics services. Prior to becoming an analyst, Ms. Woodward was a consultant in BI and data warehousing working with healthcare, retail and telecommunications customers.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Woodward led IDC's coverage of Big Data and Analytics in Europe, and headed the Worldwide coverage of Advanced & Predictive Analytics.

Professional Background

IDC, Research Director, European Big Data and Worldwide Advanced Analytics, 9 years
Microgen-Kaisha, Senior Consultant, 6 years
Ovum, Senior Analyst, 3 years


B.Sc., with honors, Physics, Manchester University
Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma



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