Frank Buytendijk

Frank Buytendijk

Distinguished VP Analyst
Frank Buytendijk is a Distinguished VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner’s Data and Analytics group. His work mostly takes a futurist approach, researching the edges of what he covers. Mr. Buytendijk pioneers the topics of “the future,” “digital ethics” and “digital society,” helping organizations to do the “right thing” with technology and avoid “messing up.” He further covers data and analytics. In addition to that, he is the co-lead of the Gartner Maverick Research program, which is Gartner’s research incubator. Next to his responsibilities at Gartner, Mr. Buytendijk is a visiting Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, and a regular guest lecturer at Warwick Business School.
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Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 11:00 AM|Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 11:45 AM
The Foundation of a Modern Data and Analytics Strategy

"What should my Data and Analytics strategy look like" is one of the most common inquiries Gartner's D&A research community gets. This is because the role of D&A is changing. From being a discipline of itself, to becoming a set of capabilities in support of the wider digital strategy or transformation. This presentation will share the best practices that have emerged from hundreds of document reviews and thousands of inquiries.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 08:15 AM|Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 09:00 AM
The Foundation of Creating Metrics That Matter

An accurate and precise system of measurement is a major factor in an organization’s success. Despite improvements in our ability to measure growth, cost, efficiency, quality, risk, and more; most companies tend to fall victim to the traditional performance measurement pitfalls that have plagued the business world and public sector for decades. Common pitfalls include measures that fail to yield actionable insight, produce a sense of apathy, or employee rebellion, and unintentionally encourage negative behavior. This presentation will examine how technical capabilities to collect and analyze data when coupled with the right performance measurement discipline can create enormous value. While the intended audience of this session is primarily for data and analytic leaders, it should be useful for anyone interested in how to improve their organization’s ability to measure performance and link metrics to business outcomes.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 10:00 AM|Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 11:00 AM
Roundtable: “Duh”-gital Ethics and Artificial Intelligence — Early Lessons Learned

Digital ethics went from obscure to mainstream in five years. For D&A leaders the topic of big data and privacy has been particularly important. But the next big wave of discussion in digital ethics is dawning — ethics and artificial intelligence. What are the early lessons learned in the field? What are organizations doing to create a culture of using AI ethically? Join this roundtable discussion and immerse yourself in the complex and ambiguous world of ethics and AI.

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 05:00 PM|Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 05:45 PM
Gartner Closing Keynote: Digitopia 2035 — Why the Future Has a Bad Rep and How the “Pragmatic Futurist” Will Save the Day

The future holds a story that needs to be told. A story of hope, perspective and a hint of concern. But with today’s pressures, it is easy to forget about the future. Yet, a more fundamental and long-term view on the business is crucial. Yes, the focus is on digital transformation today. But WHY? To what end? Learn from Gartner’s global “Digitopia” studies, with the zeitgeist from over 25 countries.

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