Gartner Expert

Nick Heudecker

VP Analyst

Nick Heudecker researches data management for Gartner's IT Leaders (ITL) Data and Analytics group. Mr. Heudecker offers guidance to information management leaders, information architects, CIOs and Chief Data Officers on data infrastructure for operations and analytics, as well as information management strategy. Additionally, he covers real-time analytics, in-memory technologies, and the acquisition and management of open-source software.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Heudecker was the founder and principal of System Mobile, a consulting company providing software development and training services in multiple enterprise sectors. Earlier, he led software development at several startups in both the consumer and enterprise spaces, specializing in enterprise software architecture and analytics.

Professional background

System Mobile


Dragonfly Mobile

Platform Architect

Idea Integration

Senior Software Engineer

Areas of coverage

Data Management Solutions

Integration Architecture and Platforms (retired)

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

CIO Design of Bimodal and Other IT Operating and Organizational Models (retired)


M.B.A., California State University Monterey Bay

B.S., Economics and Finance, Southern New Hampshire University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Data management strategy and implementation, including DBMS and data lakes.

2Selecting, implementing and deploying solutions for streaming and real-time analytics.

3Creating and implementing DataOps within organizations.

4The impact of blockchain on data and analytics.

5Managing decentralized data and analytics environments.