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Andrew White | Distinguished VP Analyst

Andrew White, distinguished Analyst and VP, has a primary research focus on the chief data and analytics officer (CDAO) role and responsibility. This includes data and analytics strategy, governance, organization and roles, business value of data and analytics and so on. Andrew is also the Chief of Research, China, where he oversees the research plan for China. He is also the Key Initiative Leader for Data and Analytics for Executive Leaders. Andrew has held several other roles including Role-Based Research Product Lead, where he helped bring the new CDAO product to market. Before this he was the Chief of Research for Data and Analytics. He has also been Vendor Lead for Oracle Corp. He was the Research leader behind the first ever Master Data Management Summit in 2007, and was conference chair of that event through 2015 as it expanded focus to enterprise information management, and then merged with our Analytics and BI conference to create Data and Analytics. Mr. White has been the recipient of the Gartner Thought Leadership Award. The first was in 2006 for his efforts in pioneering Gartner's research in Enterprise Information Management that led to MDM. More recently in 2020 he received the award for his contribution to Data Fabric research. Mr. White's previous coverage areas focused on business applications and best practices in supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and multienterprise B2B collaboration environments.

Sarah Turkaly | Sr Principal Analyst

Sarah Turkaly is a Senior Principal on the data and analytics team. She advises data and analytics leaders on creating D&A strategies, establishing D&A governance, improving data literacy and effectively managing the function. Sarah also supports heads of function in the CDAO role through facilitation and research for CDAO Circle events. She has published Maverick research on ethics and bias, and supports clients in taking a practical approach to their data and analytics goals.

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