Gartner Expert

Daren Brabham

Sr Director Analyst

Daren Brabham is a Sr. Director, Analyst on the Business Analytics & Data Science team with Gartner for Technical Professionals. Dr. Brabham provides guidance on business intelligence, analytics, data visualization, data and analytics governance, crowdsourcing, data literacy, and BI adoption.

Previous experience

Prior to his return to Gartner, Mr. Brabham was a professor of new media studies and strategic communication, publishing pioneering research on crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and online communities. He has also independently consulted companies in the creation of crowdsourcing systems and the management of online communities.

Professional background

University of Southern California

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor

Burton Group/Gartner

User Experience Designer

Areas of coverage

Education Digital Transformation and Innovation

Government Digital Transformation and Innovation

Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Technical Professionals

Data Management Solutions for Technical Professionals

Executive Leadership: Digital Business


Ph.D., Communication, University of Utah

M.S., Communication, University of Utah

B.A., Communication & Religion (double major), Trinity University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Analytics, business intelligence, and data visualization strategies and architectures

2Comparing and selecting modern BI and analytics tools

3Helping technical professionals use data for professional effectiveness and communicating the value of data

4Data literacy, BI adoption, and metrics for the growth of data and analytics initatives

5Data and analytics governance strategy, organizational patterns, and tools