Gartner Expert

Alan Dayley

VP Analyst

Alan Dayley is a Research Vice President at Gartner on the Technology and Service Providers team, focusing on information governance (IG), metadata management, data context, DataOps and information stewardship.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Dayley was at Veritas Software, Novell, Quest Software, Proclarity and 3M, where he has held positions in product management, product marketing and competitive/market analysis. His background spans more than 25 years in high tech, covering archiving, storage, operating systems and IT management tools.

Professional background

Veritas Software

Director of Product Management

Quest Software

Market and Competitive Intelligence


Product Marketing Manager

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Data Management Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

Product Planning

Product Introduction


M.B.A., Brigham Young University

B.S., Finance/International Business, Brigham Young University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Help clients determine data governance strategies based on use cases

2Assist clients in managing unstructured data from a data governance standpoint

3Assist clients with metadata management issues and concerns

4Work with organizations that are reviewing a DataOps strategy

5Review market opportunities for TSP clients engaged with data management/governance offerings