Gartner Expert

Guido De Simoni

VP Analyst

Guido De Simoni is a Research Director in the area of Data and Analytics. He primarily covers data and analytics strategies, metadata management, and the intersection of data and analytics programs and information architecture.

Before his current position, Mr. De Simoni worked as a Leadership Partner in Gartner's Enterprise IT Leaders organization, supporting and coaching Gartner's clients in the deployment of enterprise architecture programs in EMEA.

Previous experience

Mr. De Simoni has 30 years of IT experience. He joined Gartner in July 2006. Before that, he was change and program manager for the Professional Services Group at Reuters, with the global responsibility for the business unit "knowledge value chain" implementation. Prior to Reuters, Mr. De Simoni held a number of IT and consulting management positions with TIBCO and IBM, always helping customers worldwide, mainly within the financial industry, with the deployment of information technology for the benefit of the customer business proposition.

Mr. De Simoni has authored numerous books on transaction processing and enterprise application integration.

Professional background


Global Program Manager


Managing Consultant


Various Positions

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Data Management Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices


Master of Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to build a data and analytics strategy to support business outcomes

2How to leverage data and analytics frameworks for business engagement

3Identify the appropriate roadmaps for metadata management initiatives

4How to evaluate metadata management vendors

5How to keep your data and analytics governance initiative relevant to the business