Director Analyst in the Data and Analytics group (D&A) for IT Leaders. Mostly I cover data platforms: from legacy on-premises database management systems (DBMSs) to new cloud DBMSs on cloud service provider (CSPs). I specialize in uses of these data platforms for data warehouses, data lakes, and data lakehouses.
Before Gartner, I was an industry analyst in four firms: TDWI, Forrester Research, Giga Information Group, and Hurwitz Group. Before that, I worked for database vendors Progress Software, InterSystems, and IRI Software.
The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)
Senior Research Director for Data Management
Principal Analyst for Data Management
Giga Information Group
Research Director for Data Management
Data and Analytics Leaders
Data Management Solutions
Data and Analytics Programs and Practices
Ph.D. and Masters, Yale University
Masters and Bachelors, University of North Texas
Degrees listed above were majors in music theory and history. Some had a computer science minor.
1Data warehouse modernization, migration, automation, augmentation
2Infrastructure for data warehouses, data lakes, lakehouses, and other database design patterns
3Large-scale, multi-platform data architectures
4Data management specifically for advanced analytics
5Aligning data management work to business goals