Doug Laney is a VP and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner’s Chief Data Officer Research team where he covers data strategy, infonomics (the economics of information), information innovation, big data and analytics use cases, data monetization, open and syndicated data, and the roles/organizational structures for data management and analytics teams. Mr. Laney is considered a pioneer in the field of data warehousing and originated the field of infonomics (short for “information economics”). He has led analytics and information-management-related projects on five continents and in most industries. Mr. Laney is also an experienced IT industry thought leader, having launched Meta Group’s Enterprise Analytics Strategies research and advisory service, established and co-led the Deloitte Analytics Institute, and guest-lectured at leading business schools on information asset management and valuation. In addition, he has led business analytics consulting and marketing practices for several software companies.