Gartner Expert

Debra Logan

Distinguished VP Analyst

Debra Logan is a VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research. Ms. Logan covers strategic topics in the Data and Analytics IT Leaders team. She also covers all aspects of the Office of the Chief Data Officer and other new and emerging information focused roles Ms. Logan does research on change and change management, data driven culture change, leadership development & coaching, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IT.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Logan was an independent consultant to IT organizations in the United Kingdom and Europe, helping them to formulate strategies and evaluate technologies. She had previously worked for a company that specialized in knowledge-based systems and artificial intelligence applications.

Professional background


Director of Strategic Marketing

E&W Richardson

Managing Director and Principle Consultant

Carnegie Group

Director of Business Development (EMEA)

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Data Management Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

CIO Leadership of Culture and People

Executive Leadership: Data and Analytics


M.A., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

B.A., Psychology and History, Washington and Jefferson College

Level 5 Diploma in the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Human Development

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Office of the CDO, new roles and skills needed for managing and exploiting information

2Data driven culture, data strategy, data governance, data literacy, measuring the impact of data on business operations

3Change and change management, changing culture, high performing teams

4Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in corporate IT and technology companies

5Leadership skills development & coaching