Speaker Bio

Grant Nelson

Grant Nelson

VP, Team Manager
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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Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
Ask the Expert: How to Start Data Governance That Sticks

Data governance is not alluring. Few business leaders care and after numerous attempts at data governance, most finance leaders have given up. And yet, data governance is foundational to unlocking digital business and AI. In this ask the expert session, Gartner experts will provide practical advice on where to start successful data governance efforts that last.(Credits: 0.8; Field of Study: Business Management and Organization; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM EDT
Avoiding a Data & Analytics Regression in a Recession

Finance is already behind the curve on innovation in Data & Analytics (D&A), and recessionary pressures risk it falling further behind. Join this session to learn how leading organizations are evolving their finance D&A approaches and protecting critical investments to evolve D&A despite cost pressures.(Credits: 0.5; Field of Study: Finance; Delivery Method: Group Live; Program Knowledge Level: Basic; Prerequisites: None; Advanced Preparation: None)

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