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Gartner Glossary

Business Technologist

A business technologist is an employee who reports outside of IT departments (centralized or business unit IT) and creates technology or analytics capabilities for internal or external business use.

Context: Business technologists can be individuals whose primary job entails technology work (such as Python developers hired in Marketing, data scientists hired in finance and accounting teams or software engineers hired in R&D). They can also be citizen technologists whose primary job is done through technology work (such as pricing managers building algorithms, customer service reps building chatbot or doctors writing pandemic apps).

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