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Valerie A. Logan

VP Analyst

Valerie A. Logan is a Research Vice President in the Data and Analytics group within Gartner Research, where she covers data and analytics leadership, strategy, organization and change management, with specialization in CDOs and data literacy. She is a member of the Office of the CDO (Chief Data Officer) research team.

Previous experience

Ms. Logan has more than 25 years of experience, including two decades of global consulting practice management in the information and intelligence domains, and five years of applied experience in the telecommunications industry at both field and enterprise levels. She is an active and passionate thought leader in the areas of information sciences and business intelligence strategies, supporting clients with their information and analytics evolution. She is a natural systems thinker - able to understand and distill complex concepts and systems for general understanding. She is recognized as a pioneer in innovative consulting practices - recognized by Consulting Magazine in 2008 as one of the eight top women in global consulting. She is known as an inspiring motivator, genuine advisor and change agent - driven by a passion to synthesize information to solve real-world problems.

Professional background

HP (via Knightsbridge acquisition)

VP Strategy and Portfolio - Information Management and Analytics Services

IBM (via PwC Consulting acquisition)

Global Program Director - Business Intelligence

US West Communications

Manager of Process Re-engineering

Areas of coverage

Data and Analytics Leaders

Data Management Solutions

Education

M.S., Applied Mathematics (Area of Concentration: Operations Research), New Mexico State University

B.S., Mathematics, State University of New York College, Buffalo

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Chief Data Officers; Data and Analytics Leadership

2Fostering Data Literacy and Information as a Second Language (ISL)

3Organizational change, including maturity models and capability assessments

4Emerging information ecosystems and exchanges

5Advanced analytics, big data use cases