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Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi

Sr Director Analyst

Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi is a Senior Director, Analyst for Gartner's Application Innovation Team. In college she studied AI and did her master's thesis in AI. At Gartner, she specializes in AI and IoT. She gives advice to providers and end user clients on topics such as explainable AI (XAI), general AI trends, use cases and business opportunities, key business issues, and best practices to overcome AI barriers and how to move projects from POCs to scale.

Previous experience

Ms. Alaybeyi has more than 20 years of experience, both as a leader and an individual contributor, in product management, software development, applications and field engineering support. She joined Gartner after working for Real Time Innovations (RTI) as a senior product manager. At RTI, she was responsible for managing data distribution service products and tools by defining product features, maintaining roadmaps, researching target markets and establishing competitive analysis, as well as contributing to technical alliance and strategic partner management. Prior to joining RTI, Ms. Alaybeyi worked as a product applications engineer at Echelon's IoT business unit, where she supported LonWorks IoT products. Before Echelon, she worked as a software engineer at Maillshell, Kuokoa Networks and Edify.

Professional background

Real Time Innovations

Senior Product Manager


Product Applications Engineer

Software Development Positions at Varied Companies

Senior Software Developer

Areas of coverage

Application Leaders

Data and Analytics Leaders

Application Architecture, Development, Integration and Platforms

Data and Analytics Strategies

Artificial Intelligence


M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Why Use Machine Learning? What Value Does It Add? AI Capabilities Framework

2How Does Machine Learning Work?

3Operationalizing Machine Learning

4AI Strategy Development

5AI Use Cases