Gartner Expert

Eric Hunter

Sr Director Analyst

Eric Hunter is a Research Director within Gartner's Technology and Service Provider (T&SP) organization. Mr. Hunter focuses his research and advisory engagements to support executive leaders in the role of CEO, product management and product marketing. His pragmatic insights target product strategy and launch, customer acquisition and overall go-to-market best practices. Mr. Hunter's research efforts prioritize the delivery of innovation and business outcomes that align with B2B buyers' demands for accelerated business value.

Mr. Hunter's professional experience spans 18 years in the domain of data and analytics. He has led large product and platform teams across the full spectrum of data and analytics innovation and products/services. His experiences span both midsize and large enterprises as well as T&SP presales engineering and sales enablement.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hunter led data and analytics product teams and strategic architecture/roadmap initiatives for over 18 years in both enterprise and consulting capacities. He supported multiple large enterprises as a senior leader including The Walt Disney Co., Aflac, Honeywell, TBC Corp. and Teradata Corp.

In leading large teams, his technical experiences cover the full data and analytics continuum including integration/data pipelines/ETL, data warehouse/data lake, BI/reporting and data science/machine learning platforms both on-premises and within the public cloud. Mr. Hunter is an M.B.A. graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in computer and information science from the University of Florida. He is also a certified Six-Sigma Blackbelt and project management professional (PMP).

Professional background

TBC Corp.

Director of Strategic Analytics and Business Intelligence

Teradata Corp.

Lead Technologist and Senior Consultant

The Walt Disney Co.

Technical Director

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Data and Analytics Strategies

Business Performance Management for Tech CEOs

Customer Acquisition for Tech CEOs

Education

M.B.A., Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S., Computer and Information Sciences, University of Florida

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified

Six Sigma Blackbelt Certified

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Key technologies and trends in data analytics, data science and business intelligence (BI) markets

2Establish message of differentiation for customer acquisition, executive engagement or investors

3Leveraging sales engineering, proof of concepts (POCs) and quick-win pilots (QWPs)

4Strategic product or service roadmap planning

5Improve messaging within a presentation or pitch to prospects / clients (sales presentation) or investors (investor pitch)