Grant Nelson

Grant Nelson

Sr Director Analyst
With accelerating frequency, CFOs, FP&A leaders and finance analytics leaders consult with Grant Nelson to gain perspective on data and analytics strategy, data science in finance, analytics organizational design, data governance, enabling self-service analytics, data literacy and driver mapping. As finance functions consider solutions to gain more insight and efficiency from more digitally driven models, Mr. Nelson's extensive experience and background in analytics, strategy, planning and reporting enrich his clients understanding of pragmatic art-of-the possible solutions to help create world-class, lasting results.

Since joining the company in 2019, Mr. Nelson has become well-known for his ability to flex with clients demands while respectfully and constructively challenging predispositions with actionable alternatives. And, his down-to-earth approach has made him highly sought after by many within both the finance and analytics functions.

In his 22-year career prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Nelson served as finance and data & analytics practitioner leading strategic planning, coordinating investments and operational planning, developing analytical centers of excellence, directing BI platforms, and overseeing data governance. He earned his MBA from Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business and his B.S. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in International Affairs. As a family man and former rugby player, Mr. Nelson enjoys staying active and, after hours, is often found coaching his girls sports teams.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: The Data Poet's Society

Do you speak data? Of course you do! Come ask the experts on what it means to be data literate and how finance should take leadership roles to enable more data literate cultures.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
Use Finance’s Advantage for Better Data Governance

Far too often, finance data and analytics leaders become embroiled in ambiguous data reconciliation. Though data hygiene may be a symptom they seek to cure, the root cause is based in business value. Learn how to best identify operational outcomes upon which to anchor governance initiatives, drive consensus and accelerate performance outcomes.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.