Gartner Expert

Zain Ul Islam Khan

Director Analyst

Zain works as Director Analyst within Gartner for Technical Professionals for Advanced Analytics and AI

His domains include building data and analytics architectures on AWS, Azure and cloud analytics platforms such as cloud data warehouses like Snowflake, data strategy, data literacy and data governance. He also covers data science and machine learning platforms and tools

He also covers data, analytics and AI talent with a focus on key and emerging roles, skills and responsibilities and team organization

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Zain has worked in the academic, insurance and retail domains and has played a pivotal role in the implementation of enterprise data management and business intelligence platforms

Professional background

The University of Western Ontario

Senior Research Analyst

Merchandising Consultants Associates

Senior Data Analyst

Echelon Insurance

Manager, Enterprise Data Warehouse

Areas of coverage

Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Technical Professionals

Data Management Solutions for Technical Professionals


Master of Science in Geophysics from The University of Western Ontario

Certificate in Project Management from The University of Toronto

Certificate in Economic Evaluation and Investment Decision Methods from Goodman School of Mines

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1AWS and Azure data and analytics architecture

2Data management including data warehousing, data lakehouses and data engineering

3Skills, roles, responsibilities, talent organization

4Data governance

5Data science and machine learning tools and platforms

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