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Pieter J. den Hamer

Sr Director Analyst

Pieter den Hamer is a Research Director at Gartner, covering continuous intelligence, real-time/streaming analytics, artificial intelligence and business ecosystems. In his work, he is focused on the creation of societal and business value from (real-time) data and (artificial) intelligence as the key enabler of digital innovation in an ever more complex world.

Roles and responsibility

Data & analytics leaders

Chief data officers

CIOs & IT leaders

Enterprise architects

Digital business strategy & innovation leaders

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Pieter den Hamer held several leading positions in the energy sector and other sectors, bearing responsibility for a myriad of big data, business intelligence and data science programs and initiatives. He has 25 years of IT industry experience, amongst others at CIBIT, a Dutch consultancy/education firm in AI and BI, at DNVGL research & innovation in Norway, and at Alliander, a large Dutch-German energy distribution company. In addition, he has written several books and papers and has been an active associate at Utrecht University.

Professional background


lead big data, BI & analytics, deputy CTO


research programme director

Others, including Capgemini & CIBIT

principal analytics & co-founder and managing partner

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Strategies

Artificial Intelligence

Internet of Things (retired)


MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Utrecht University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Continuous intelligence & streaming/real-time analytics

2Machine learning & artificial intelligence

3Data & analytics strategies and governance for digital business

4IoT platforms/analytics, smart cities & connected societies

5Business ecosystem analytics & management