Gartner Expert

Sarah Turkaly

Sr Principal Analyst

Sarah Turkaly is a Senior Principal on the data and analytics team. She advises data and analytics leaders on creating D&A strategies, establishing D&A governance, improving data literacy and effectively managing the function.

Sarah also supports heads of function in the CDAO role through facilitation and research for CDAO Circle events.

She has published Maverick research on ethics and bias, and supports clients in taking a practical approach to their data and analytics goals.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Turkaly worked for a SaaS company in the higher education space, in a customer-facing role. Her other work experience includes research and consulting in nonprofit and government organizations.

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

Chief Data and Analytics Officer Leadership

Build Trust and Mature D&A Culture


M.A., Emory University

B.A., The University of Virginia

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Creating a Data and Analytics Strategy

2Setting up Data and Analytics Governance

3IT Score for Data & Analytics

4CDAO Role and Responsibilities

5D&A Organization Design