Meet the Experts

Brian Burke | Research Vice President

Brian Burke is Research VP for Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation with more than 20 years in that role. Mr. Burke's research focuses primarily on enterprise architecture, emerging technologies and innovation management. He is the chairperson for Gartner 2019 IT Symposium/Xpo in South Africa and he is the author of the 2014 book "Gamify: How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things."

Nick Heudecker | VP Analyst

Nick Heudecker researches data management for Gartner's IT Leaders (ITL) Data and Analytics group. Mr. Heudecker offers guidance to information management leaders, information architects, CIOs and Chief Data Officers on data infrastructure for operations and analytics, as well as information management strategy. Additionally, he covers real-time analytics, in-memory technologies, and the acquisition and management of open-source software.

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.

Sylvain Fabre | Sr Director Analyst

Senior Director, Analyst Sylvain Fabre provides Management Advisory and research on Telecom Technology and Business Strategy for the Telecommunications Industry, including 5G Ecosystem Platforms, Telco Edge, 5G Private Mobile Networks for Industry End-user Clients and Business Models for Cloud Native Telco Network platforms and 5G Network Security Research positions are anchored by a wide factual base including Business and Technology Insights from about 500 client inquiries/year, Primary and secondary surveys, and over 29 years telecom sector experience, spanning Strategy Advisory; Release and Product Management, with Vendors, operator and analyst experience. Client inquiries include vendors, industrial end-users, government, regulators, defense organizations, and investors. Current research interests include: - Hyperscalers 5G initiatives. - How should Enterprises design RFQs for Industrial 5G Private mobile networks. - Helping Investor Clients build better Investment Theses, Technology Due Diligence on potential targets; value proposition and timing for exits; identifying technology domains and ecosystems of current and future investment potential. - Also started and leads Gartner coverage for Bi-Directional Brain-Machine Interfaces and and Metaverse interface devices (Metasuits) He is also a Complex Vendor Lead Analyst for BT.

Gartner ThinkCast

Hosted by: Karen Lockhart

Gartner ThinkCast puts you at the intersection of business and technology with insights from the top experts on how to build a more successful organization, team and career in the digital era. Join us to get your competitive advantage.

Thank you for listening to Gartner ThinkCast. Please rate, review and share with your colleagues.

All content on Gartner ThinkCast is owned by Gartner and cannot be repurposed or reproduced without Gartner’s consent.

Gartner is an impartial, independent analyst and advisor. All content provided by other speakers is expressly the views of those speakers and their enterprises. The information on Gartner ThinkCast should not be construed as a Gartner endorsement of any enterprise’s products or services.