Gartner Expert

Alys Woodward

Sr Director Analyst

Alys Woodward is a Senior Director in the Emerging Technologies and Trends group within Technology and Service Provider Research and Advisory at Gartner. Ms. Woodward's key areas of focus are AI, synthetic data, augmented analytics, analytic platforms, decision intelligence, AI maturity and AI software market forecasting. Prior to becoming an analyst, Ms. Woodward was a consultant in data and analytics building data and analytics systems for healthcare, retail, manufacturing and telecommunications organizations.

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

Data and Analytics Leaders

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Artificial Intelligence

Messaging and Differentiation

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

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

1How should technology and services providers prioritize emerging technologies and trends that should be integrated into their offerings?

2How should technology and services providers integrate synthetic data into broader offerings, or find customers and partners for their synthetic data solutions?

3How should technology and services providers classify their AI/data and analytics/emerging technology offerings, where do they fit in Gartner's terminology?

4How should technology and services providers message their AI/data and analytics products and how do they find the right buyers?

5What is the state of AI adoption and maturity, and how should end users plan and build out their internal AI roadmap?