Analyst Profile

Alys Woodward

Alys Woodward

Sr Director Analyst

5 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Alys Woodward has been a Technology Industry Analyst for 12 years out of two decades spent working in BI and Analytics. As a Research Director with Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (T&SP) research group, she works extensively with Gartner's end-user, vendor and investor client base. Ms. Woodward's key areas of focus with BI and Analytics are SaaS and PaaS BI, workforce analytic applications, supply chain analytics, social media analytics, and smart data discovery. Prior to becoming an analyst, Ms. Woodward was a consultant in BI and data warehousing working with healthcare, retail and telecommunications customers.

Areas of Coverage

  • Business Intelligence


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

Best Research Document, IDC Western Europe, 1H 2014


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



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