Gartner Expert

Mark A. Beyer

Distinguished VP Analyst

Mark A. Beyer is a Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in the ITL Data and Analytics group. Mr. Beyer covers broad data architecture solutions including data management and its intersection with use cases and data governance issues. His most recent areas of client issues and research include adapting best practices for data management to remove false distinctions between cloud, on-premises and hybrid fallacies. With a combined direct experience as a power user, application developer, implementation project manager and data architect, he focuses on practical choices when possible and pragmatic delivery when choices are limited. His more aggressive research includes Gartner Maverick contributions and data integration disruptions while keeping healthy skepticism involved where needed.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Beyer led implementation practices and projects for data integration, business intelligence and data management architectures as a direct hire within organizations, an implementation consultant and vendor implementation/project lead. He has experience in leading and participating in teams as small as three-person units to serving as the solution architect. He also served as a project manager of a 12-month, multiphased effort that included 24 professional services consultants and nine internal (client) staff members for a data integration architecture, data warehouse (hub), ODS and spoke-marts. He was a business analyst and power user of data prior to engaging in a more formal IT career. His work included designing and developing surveys, managing survey efforts, conducting labor/resource studies, evaluating service delivery models, and sales and inventory analysis. His industry experience includes USDOE, USDoD, electric utility industry, automotive industry, P&C insurance, professional insurance, healthcare providers, health insurance, consumer packaged goods, grocery, wholesale, and logistics and distribution.

Professional background


Consulting Project Manager

Publix Supermarkets

Data Warehouse Senior Systems Analyst/Data Modeler

Ascential Software

Manager of Business Development/Consulting Manager

Areas of coverage

Data Management Solutions

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices


B.A., Maryville College

Postgraduate Studies, Applied Calculus

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Information and data architecture

2Data integration practices and technology

3Data warehouse, data lake, ODS practices and technology

4Data for insurance, utilities, healthcare and education

5Metadata management and utilization