Gartner Expert

Douglas Laney

Distinguished VP Analyst

Doug Laney is a VP and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner's Chief Data Officer Research team. Mr. Laney covers data strategy, infonomics (the economics of information), information innovation, big data and analytics use cases, data monetization, open and syndicated data, and the roles/organizational structures for data management and analytics teams.

Previous experience

Mr. Laney is considered a pioneer in the field of data warehousing and originated the field of infonomics (short for "information economics"). He has led analytics and information-management-related projects on five continents and in most industries. He is also an experienced IT industry thought leader, having launched Meta Group's Enterprise Analytics Strategies research and advisory service, established and co-led the Deloitte Analytics Institute, and guest-lectured at leading business schools on information asset management and valuation. In addition, he has led business analytics consulting and marketing practices for several software companies.

Professional background

Deloitte Consulting

Co-lead, Deloitte Analytics Institute

BMC Software/Identify Software

VP of Global Consulting and Director of Services Marketing

Meta Group

VP and Research Director, Enterprise Analytics Strategies

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Strategies

Building and Expanding a Digital Business (retired)

Education

B.S., Software Engineering and Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Information value and monetization

2Information innovation, data & analytics use cases

3Information and analytics strategies, trends, and organizational issues

4Data governance and the role of the chief data officer (CDO)

5Vendor marketing and messaging, product planning and startups (not selection or competitive analysis)