Gartner Expert

Michael Patrick Moran

VP Analyst

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.

Roles and responsibility

Chief Data Officer

Information Strategist

MDM Program Manager

MDM, Information or Data Architects


Application Architect

Business Analyst

Previous experience

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.

Professional background

Stibo Systems

Director - Product Management

HP Enterprise Systems, U.K.

Sales Director

Dell U.K.

Sales Operations Director

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Data Management Solutions


Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

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

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

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