Gartner Expert

Sally Parker

Sr Director Analyst

Sally Parker is a Research Director in Gartner's Data & Analytics CDO Leadership team. Areas of coverage include best practices in Governance, fostering a Data-Driven culture, Data & Analytics Strategies, and MDM. Ms. Parker has a keen interest in Privacy & Trust. Before her current position, she worked as an Executive Partner in Gartner's Executive Programs working 1-1 with Gartner's CIO/CISO clients.

Previous experience

Ms. Parker has over 25 years of IT experience. She joined Gartner in 2016. Prior to this, she was Research Director Enterprise Data Centre and later Research Director Data-Driven Intelligence. A regular keynote speaker across Asia on digital transformation and emerging technologies she was the author of associated research including IoT, privacy and trust. Prior to IDC, Ms. Parker held a number of senior IT positions with Red Hat, DEC-HP across U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe.

Professional background


Snr Director Analyst

Red Hat U.S.

Global Market Analysis and Strategy Director

Digital Equipment Corporation/HP

Software Engineer/Solutions Architect/Product Marketing Manager

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices


Post Graduate, Strategic Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business (U.S.)

B.Sc., with honors, Computer Science and French (U.K.)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Data-Driven Culture

2Securing buy-in to Data & Analytics Strategy

3Foundation & Futures of Information Governance

4Master Data Management (MDM) - Strategy-Pitfalls-Approaches