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 really cares about helping organizations - from governments and multinational corporations to starups - achieve digital transformation by using AI. Her current research interests focus on the ongoing shifts in AI and ML; responsible AI and AI governance; data-centric AI; and the most exciting part of artificial intelligence - the human.

Svetlana Sicular pioneered responsible AI, AI governance, augmented intelligence and big data research at Gartner. She has been covering generative AI since the inception of this term and has been authoring the Generative AI hype cycle profile since. Ms. Sicular developed important, now commonly recognized ideas: multidisciplinary data science teams, the role of Chief Data Officer, data & analytics 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 (Chief Data Officer)

Oracle/Siebel Systems

Core Technology Product Management Positions

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Principal Consultant

Areas of coverage

Data Management Solutions

Analytics, BI and Data Science Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices

Artificial Intelligence


M.S., Mathematics

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Responsible AI, AI Ethics

2Artificial intelligence (AI)

3Machine learning (ML)

4AI governance and data strategies for AI and ML

5Helping companies across all industries become software vendors