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Andrew White
Research VP
8 years at Gartner
22 years IT industry

Andrew White is a research vice president and agenda manager for MDM and Analytics at Gartner. His main research focus is master data management (MDM) and the drill-down topic of creating the "single view of the product" using MDM of product data. He was co-chair… Read Full Bio

New Research: Select the Right Business Intelligence and Analytics Tool for the Right User

by Andrew White  |  May 24, 2016

My colleague, Cindi Howson, just published this note: Select the Right Business Intelligence and Analytics Tool for the Right User. Data and analytics leaders want to reduce the complexity of their BI and analytics tool portfolios by using fewer vendors, but no one vendor offers all the best capabilities, and innovations challenge a single-vendor approach. […]

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New Research: Cool Vendors in Analytics, 2016

by Andrew White  |  May 20, 2016

My colleague Gareth Herschel and others just published this note: Cool Vendors in Analytics, 2016. This report profiles five innovative vendors that are redefining the types of analysis that it is feasible for organizations to perform. They are doing so by providing high levels of automation or extending analytics’ reach to new classes of user and […]

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New Research: The Career Path to the Chief Data Officer Role

by Andrew White  |  May 19, 2016

My colleagues Alan Duncan and Mario Faria just published: Survey Analysis: The Career Path to the Chief Data Officer Role. The rise of the CDO role reflects increasing need for overt leadership of data-driven digital business and to champion the value of data assets. Whether you are an aspiring CDO or an executive leader seeking to […]

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New Research: MDM Solution Selection in 2020 Will Be Substantially Different From 2016

by Andrew White  |  May 17, 2016

My colleagues Michael Moran and Bill O’Kane just published this note: MDM Solution Selection in 2020 Will Be Substantially Different From 2016. The trajectory of master data management solutions is being affected by evolving market requirements and supporting technologies. By 2020, MDM program leaders will face different selection criteria as current solutions change and mature, while […]

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New Research: Data and Analytics Strategies Need More-Concrete Metrics of Success

by Andrew White  |  May 14, 2016

My colleague, Frank Buytendijk and others, just published this note: Data and Analytics Strategies Need More-Concrete Metrics of Success. “Better decision making” and “single version of the truth” no longer serve to justify data and analytics investments. CDOs and other data and analytics leaders need to create concrete, measurable metrics that link data and analytics initiatives […]

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New Research: Cool Vendors in Data Integration and Data Quality, 2016

by Andrew White  |  May 13, 2016

My colleague, Ehtisham Zaidi, myself and others, just published this note: Cool Vendors in Data Integration and Data Quality, 2016. Digital business forces data and analytics leaders to rethink their information infrastructure: instead of just collecting data, new approaches to data integration and data quality are required. We profile five new and emerging vendors in […]

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New Research: Three Steps to Yield the Most Value From Your Customer Data Using Analytics

by Andrew White  |  May 13, 2016

One of my colleagues, Melissa Davis, just published this note: Three Steps to Yield the Most Value from your Customer Data Using Analytics. Data and analytics leaders are challenged as to how to obtain the most value from customer data, and where to get started. They must understand the most beneficial use cases and apply […]

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New Research: Leadership Insights From the 2016 Gartner BI and Analytics Summit: Top Four Issues for CDOs and CAOs

by Andrew White  |  May 11, 2016

My colleague, Valerie Logan and others, just published this note: Leadership Insights From the 2016 Gartner BI and Analytics Summit: Top Four Issues for CDOs and CAOs. Over 100 data and analytics executives gathered to share real-world experiences at Gartner’s inaugural Executive Leadership Experience. Four key themes emerged from these discussions: Organization and roles, vision and […]

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New Research: Cool Vendors in Data Science, 2016

by Andrew White  |  May 10, 2016

My colleague, Lisa Kart and others just published this note: Cool Vendors in Data Science, 2016. Is your organization short of data science talent? If so, five innovative vendors can help analytics leaders solve hard problems, automate and scale advanced analytics. Enjoy!

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Thought for the Day: Have the CIO and CDO Gotten Their Job Titles Mixed UP?

by Andrew White  |  May 9, 2016

I was on a call – I am not sure which one now – and someone said what I thought was funny: Technically, the CIO and CDO roles are mixed – no wonder we get confused about scope, role and focus. What we have seen over the years is that the Chief Information Officer (CIO) […]

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