Gartner Expert

Alys Woodward

Sr Director Analyst

Alys Woodward has been a Technology Industry Analyst for 12 years out of two decades spent working in BI and Analytics. As a Research Director with Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (T&SP) research group, she works extensively with Gartner's end-user, vendor and investor client base. Ms. Woodward's key areas of focus with BI and Analytics are SaaS and PaaS BI, workforce analytic applications, supply chain analytics, social media analytics, and smart data discovery. Prior to becoming an analyst, Ms. Woodward was a consultant in BI and data warehousing working with healthcare, retail and telecommunications customers.

Roles and responsibility

CEOs

CMOs

Business Unit Executives

Marketing Leaders

Market Strategists

Market Intelligence

Analytics Leaders

Investor Relations

Institutional Investors

Financial Investors

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Woodward led IDC's coverage of Big Data and Analytics in Europe, and headed the Worldwide coverage of Advanced & Predictive Analytics.

Professional background

IDC

Research Director, European Big Data and Worldwide Advanced Analytics

Ovum

Senior Analyst

Microgen-Kaisha

Senior Consultant

Areas of coverage

New Market Opportunities

Market & Competitive Intelligence Management

Data and Analytics Leaders

Build and Market Data and Analytics Offerings (retired)

Education

Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma

B.Sc., with honors, Physics, Manchester University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the key trends in data and analytics that will impact my business?

2Which data and analytics market segments are the most profitable?

3How do I get started as an organization on generating value from internal and external data?