Gartner Expert

Kurt Schlegel

VP Analyst

Kurt Schlegel is a Research Vice President at Gartner, studying how organizations apply analytic capabilities to improve performance and optimize decision making.

Roles and responsibility

Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics

Previous experience

Mr. Schlegel has been covering the data and analytics space since 2003. During that time, he has served in various roles, including global conference chair, research community leader, agenda manager and lead author of the Magic Quadrant, Hype Cycle and Predicts reports. Key themes of his research include:

1) The emergence of data discovery as a self-service alternative to traditional business intelligence architectures

2) Striking a balance between a centralized and decentralized organizational model for business analytics

3) Making data a key part of your organization's business model with customer-facing analytics

4) Using big data to create more precise analytical systems of measurement and classification

5) Right-sized approaches to BI and analytics for midmarket companies

Professional background

Meta Group

Program Director

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices


M.S., Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

B.S., Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Build the business case for analytics

2Craft a strategy for analytics

3Design the right organizational model for analytics

4Create a performance metrics framework

5Analytic Best Practices