Gartner Expert

Svetlana Sicular

VP Analyst

Svetlana Sicular is a thought leader at the intersection of data and AI. She is convinced that a human plus AI is smarter than either by themselves. Ms. Sicular is passionate about bringing machine learning to domain experts and helping organizations successfully compete by applying their business acumen to analytics and data science. Her current research interests focus on the ongoing shift from data to insights; augmented intelligence as the most exciting part of machine learning and artificial intelligence, and the human role in the digital economy.

Ms. Sicular pioneered augmented intelligence, big data and big data analytics research at Gartner. She developed important, now commonly recognized ideas: multidisciplinary data science teams, the role of Chief Data Officer, use-case-based architecture, information governance in the age of AI and personal analytics.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Sicular gained a uniquely combined experience of Fortune 500 IT and business leadership, product management at world-class software vendors and Big Four consulting.

Professional background


Vice President, Global Data Standards

Oracle/Siebel Systems

Core Technology Product Management Positions

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Principal Consultant

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Data Management Solutions

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Strategies

Artificial Intelligence


M.S., Mathematics

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Augmented intelligence

2Artificial intelligence (AI)

3Machine learning (ML)

4AI governance and data management for AI and ML

5Helping companies across all industries become software vendors