Gartner Expert

Pieter J. den Hamer

VP Analyst

Dr. Pieter J. den Hamer, Vice President in Gartner Research, covers artificial intelligence and related topics such as data science, optimization and decision intelligence. He is also key initiative leader of Gartner's generative AI resource center. In his work he is focused on future trends, strategy, innovation, governance, ethics and best practices related to AI.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Pieter den Hamer held several leading positions in the energy, transportation, public and other sectors, bearing both managerial and technical responsibility for a myriad of data and analytics initiatives. These included applications in IoT, smart cities, smart grids, multi agent systems, supply chain optimization and other emerging and real-time technologies. He has 30 years of IT industry experience, amongst others at CIBIT, a Dutch research/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 Programs and Practices

Artificial Intelligence

Chief Data and Analytics Officer Leadership

Generative AI Resource Center


MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Utrecht University

PhD in AI and complex ecosystems, Utrecht University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Artificial intelligence strategy, trends, innovation and ethics

2Decision intelligence - continuous / connected / contextual decision automation & augmentation

3Data & analytics strategies and governance for digital business

4Complex (business eco)systems, optimization, swarm intelligence, multi agent systems