A Research Director on the Data and Analytics team, Michael Moran covers enterprise information management (EIM), information governance (IG) and master data management (MDM), with a focus on product or "thing" data. Mr. Moran provides expertise and advice to Gartner clients in these areas, with an emphasis on information strategy, the importance of MDM and data governance within EIM strategy, business value of MDM, and how to operationalize MDM in support of business objectives.
Chief Data Officer
MDM Program Manager
MDM, Information or Data Architects
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Moran served across a spectrum of senior roles within the technology industry, spanning program management, customer data integration team lead, product management, sales operations, sales and product strategy. During his tenure with Dell, he led the team that developed and implemented sell-through reporting leveraging MDM principles, and that continues to serve as the foundation in support of more than $1 billion per annum global alliance and channel business. Prior to joining industry, Mr. Moran served as an officer with the U.S. Navy in the areas of naval aviation, and subsequently information operations with an emphasis on C4I systems (command and control, communications, computers, and intelligence) and data architecture.
Director - Product Management
HP Enterprise Systems, U.K.
Sales Operations Director
Data and Analytics Leaders
Data Management Solutions
Data and Analytics Strategies
Internet of Things (retired)
M.B.A., with emphasis in MIS, Beta Kappa Sigma, University of Hawaii, Manoa
B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University
1MDM business case development
2Development of MDM, data stewardship and data governance strategies, and implementation thereof
3Considerations for MDM vendor and tool evaluation
4Deliver tangible business value through information initiatives such as MDM
5Understanding and overcoming organizational barriers to information improvement programs