Gartner Expert

Joseph Bugajski

Practice Vice President

Joseph (Joe) Bugajski manages global Data and Analytics Leadership research in the Gartner for IT Leaders (ITL) service. His analysts guide chief data and analytics officers (CDOs); data strategy, management and infrastructure; and business analytics, data discovery, BI and advanced analytics. His research interests span CDO, data and analytics strategy, and organizational issues. Mr. Bugajski is industry advisor to MIT's CDO program that he co-founded with Prof. Rich Wang. He is emeritus chair of the Finance Task Force of OMG.

Roles and responsibility

CDO, CIO, CEO, CTO, COO, CFO and their direct reports who are concerned with information leadership

Previous experience

Mr. Bugajski was Visa International's CDO, with global responsibility for the near-faultless operation of VisaNet, the world's largest payment network. His CDO program added $2 billion annual payment volume. Before becoming CDO, Mr. Bugajski was chief system architect and resident entrepreneur responsible for Visa's back-office, billing, risk, business intelligence and analytics solutions. Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Bugajski was CEO of Triada, a global data analytics software provider.

Professional background

Gartner Research

Managing Vice President


Chief Data Officer (CDO)



Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders


B.S., cum laude, Mathematics, Wayne State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Launch and fine-tune the office of the chief data officer

2Create, implement and govern information strategy

3Drive new revenue through information innovation

4Merge business stategy with technology adoption

5Build collaborative communities to improve data management