Gartner Expert

Jim Hare

Distinguished VP Analyst

Jim Hare is a Distinguished Vice President for Gartner's Product Management practice in the Technology and Service Provider Research and Advisory group.

Mr. Hare has 23 years of experience in senior product marketing, product management, business development and strategic alliance roles. His areas of specialization include AI, data science, and analytics & business intelligence (BI). He advises tech providers on how to best adapt their product and go-to-market strategy to changes in market forces, emerging competitive threats and buyer dynamics.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hare built and drove the data and analytics go-to-market strategy at several startups and large to midsize software providers.

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 Planning

Product Introduction

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?