Simon James Walker | Gartner

Analyst Profile

Simon James Walker

Simon James Walker

Principal Research Analyst

1 year at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience
York United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

A Principal Research Analyst on the IT Leaders' team, Simon Walker covers master data management (MDM), with a focus on product and multidomain data. Mr. Walker provides expertise and advice to Gartner clients in these areas, with an emphasis on information strategy, the importance of MDM and data governance within data management, business value of MDM and how to operationalize MDM in support of business objectives.

Simon James Walker's Recent Gartner Activity

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Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Walker served in senior management roles, incorporating Master Data Management (MDM) software product management and product strategy. He has extensive knowledge of the MDM market and technology. With his extensive experience, Mr. Walker guided Stibo Systems' product strategy, achieving market leadership. He provided a broad and deep insight into the MDM market, trends and new opportunities, through a thorough understanding and appreciation of the whole discipline of product management. Also, shaping and defining product innovations through commercial justification and validation of concepts. As a result, global top-tier retail and B2B companies successfully implemented the product for master data management, data-driven marketing and multichannel commerce.

Professional Background

Pindar Systems (Now Agility Multichannel), Director, Product Management, 10 years
Stibo Systems , Director of Innovation, 12 years


B.A., With honors, Photography and Digital Imaging, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.
M.Sc., Digital Commerce, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.