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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 achieve digital transformation by using AI to implement breakthrough business ideas. Her current research interests focus on AI and ML; data-centric AI, the ongoing shift to decision intelligence; responsible AI and AI governance; and the most exciting part of machine learning and artificial intelligence - the human. Ms. Sicular pioneered responsible AI, AI governance, augmented intelligence and big data research at Gartner. She 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 covers Business and Technology 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. 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 26 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, defence, 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. He is also a Complex Vendor Lead Analyst for Nokia.

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