Gartner Expert

W. Roy Schulte

Distinguished VP Analyst

Roy Schulte works on best practices, design patterns and technology selection for real-time analytics and decision intelligence. Real-time analytics support situation awareness, sense-and-respond behavior and enterprise nervous systems through the use of stream analytics, publish-and-subscribe messaging, and time-series analytics. Decision intelligence solutions enable decision automation and human decision support by leveraging business rule processing and decision services that that combine rules with machine learning and optimization analytics. Roy focuses across industries, wherever real-time analytics and decision making are relevant. He is co-author of the McGraw-Hill book, "Event Processing: Designing IT Systems for Agile Companies."

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Schulte was a product manager at Digital Equipment Corp. and managed the competitive analysis and market development teams at Data General. He previously served as system programmer, database administrator, application programmer and financial analyst at CIGNA Insurance, Evans Products, Lahey Clinic and MIT's Urban Systems Laboratory.

Professional background

Digital Equipment

Product Manager

Data General

Manager of Competitive Analysis, Manager of Market Development

Lahey Clinic

Software System Programmer, DBA, Application Developer

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices


M.S., MIT Sloan School of Management

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Best practices for real-time analytics, operations intelligence and continuous intelligence

2Best practices and tools for decision management and business rule processing

3Enterprise nervous system design and implementation, publish-and-subscribe

4Stream analytics, event stream processing, complex-event processing (CEP)