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, May 04, 2021 / 01:15 PM - 01:45 PM EDT
Scenario Planning: How D&A Leaders Can Provide Insight into the Future

There is one area in business there is no data about: The Future. So the future doesn't sound like an appropriate domain for D&A leaders: none of their toolbox works. Scenario Planning is a powerful methodology that is being rediscovered for businesses to deal with extreme uncertainty. Which is the situation you are probably in. Here. Now. D&A leaders should extend their toolkit with Scenario Planning to further increase the strategic impact they have.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 / 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Ask the Expert: Digital Ethics

Join this Ask the Expert session to learn more about digital ethics.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 / 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Digital Ethics: From “Why” to “How”

Digital Ethics is a mainstream topic now and every D&A leader needs to address this. Many executives worry about the unintended consequences of the use of data and technology, particularly concerning AI. Some have even defined their set of principles. But how you do operationalize these principles? And how do you address the dilemmas that come with digital ethics?

Thursday, May 06, 2021 / 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
Tech Wave Podcast Live: Prediction Playground with Data and Analytics

A live recording of Gartner’s “Tech Wave” Podcast, join us as we consider three Gartner predictions on decisions, decision intelligence and data fabric. What would the world look like if we’re right – and how can data and analytics leaders prepare now for that speculative future?
● By 2023, 30% of organizations will harness the collective intelligence of their analytics communities, outperforming competitors that rely solely on centralized analytics or self-service.
● By 2023, more than 33% of large organizations will have analysts practicing decision intelligence including decision modeling.
● By 2024, organizations that utilize active metadata to enrich and deliver a dynamic data fabric will reduce time to integrated data delivery by 50% and improve the productivity of data teams by 20%.
Join the authors of these provocative predictions to imagine a remarkable future and how you can play a role in bringing it to reality, as well as what to do about it.

Thursday, May 06, 2021 / 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
Future of Data and Analytics: Reengineering the Decision, 2025

Decision making is a core capability for every organization, and it is becoming more complex. Decisions are becoming more connected, more contextual and more continuous. D&A leaders must prepare to reengineer decision making, and ultimately make business decision making a competitive differentiator.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.