Gartner Expert

Mike Fang

Sr Director Analyst

Mike Fang is a Senior Director Analyst covering Artificial Intelligence in Data and Analytics group at Gartner based in Shanghai, China. He supports executives in leveraging AI and data to achieve business value. He covers Data and Analytics topics, primarily Artificial Intelligence. He specializes in artificial intelligence Market and Vendors for China and data for AI.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mike was with SAP for 15 years. He began his tenure at SAP as the technical lead and data architect for customer digital transformation, and supported SAP ERP implementations covering various industries including banking, insurance, high tech and others. His most recent role in SAP was as Head of Data Strategy and Innovation, Center of Expertise, China, supporting SAP premiere customers globally in adopting and consuming SAP's AI and data management solutions.

Professional background


Head of Data Strategy and Innovation

Areas of coverage

Artificial Intelligence


B,S Information Security Shanghai JiaoTong University

M.B.A Shanghai JiaoTong University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to measure AI maturity level of organization?

2What are the promising technologies in AI?

3How to put AI POC into production?

4What are the core ethical issues in AI?

5How to leverage synthetic data; data sharing; privacy encryption techniques; data labeling techniques; dataops to support the customer AI initiative?