Gartner Expert

Jim Hare

Distinguished VP Analyst

Jim Hare is a Distinguished Vice President in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider Research and Advisory group. His research coverage includes AI, data science, and analytics & BI. He is also the Gartner Vendor Lead Analyst (VLA) for Amazon.

Mr. Hare advises tech providers on how to best adapt their product and go-to-market strategy to emerging technologies & trends, market dynamics, and buyer preferences.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hare built and led the go-to-market strategies at a number of startup and midsize software companies in the California bay area.

Professional background


Senior Director, Product Marketing


Marketing Director


VP, Product Marketing and Business Development

Areas of coverage

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Artificial Intelligence

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Product/Service Introduction and Delivery

Messaging and Differentiation


M.S., System Management, University of Southern California

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the key trends in AI that will impact my business?

2Where are the fastest-growing segments and emerging opportunities in analytics and BI?

3How should I adapt my go-to-market strategy to respond to the market dynamics?

4What capabilities are end users looking for in analytics and BI?

5How should my company respond to remain competitive?