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Ian Bertram
Managing Vice President
14 years at Gartner
24 years IT industry

Ian Bertram is a managing vice president in Gartner Research, where he leads the Business Intelligence Research team globally and is the head of Research for Asia/Pacific ...Read Full Bio

Small initiative in achieving Big Data

by Ian Bertram  |  May 2, 2014

I just completed a 3 city tour in Asia (Beijing, Taipei and Seoul) where I was presenting and discussing the topic of ‘the after math of Big Data’. My Presentation was called ‘Information2020:Beyond Big Data’. What intrigued me most, was the reaction of people and to hear the questions that surrounded Big Data. Especially when […]

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Cultivating Next-Generation CIOs

by Ian Bertram  |  March 23, 2014

Hands up who’s heard of Academy for Leadership Development (ALD)?  Didn’t know Gartner ran such a thing?  I’m proud to say we do, in Executive Programs APAC, and we’re just coming off a high from back-to-back sessions in Brisbane and Sydney.  We’re going into our third year of running academy in the region and slowly […]

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What are your analytical priorities this year…?

by Ian Bertram  |  February 4, 2014

   Given the fact that we can now crunch billions of rows of data in microseconds, that anyone can just integrate diverse data sources at the push of a button without being a data ninja, and data scientist can extract entity relationships from documents, and assimilate millions of events into a rules engine, how will […]

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Living in a digital world.

by Ian Bertram  |  October 21, 2013

  Here in the Asia Pacific region, we are all in the final stages of preparing for next week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to be held on the Gold Coast in Australia. This years Gartner Symposium theme is about “Leadership in a digital world“. But what does this all mean…?  In essence the digital world will reinvent […]

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Big Data – Are we there yet…..?

by Ian Bertram  |  August 25, 2013

Hearing  a question with the term “Big Data” in it is, for me is like traveling with my kids on a long road  trip and hearing ” are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet….!!!” . AAARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHH… makes you want to just pull over to the side of the road and […]

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Sombody’s watching you………

by Ian Bertram  |  June 20, 2013

There’s been numerous media report recently questioning how private our personal data is.  In the US there’s be a furore of articles published about the NSA collecting and storing “call data records” from telecoms companies. Data such as phone numbers individuals have been calling and how long calls have been going on for. There’s been […]

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Don’t Just Cut “IT” Costs, Optimise…….

by Ian Bertram  |  June 16, 2013

The GFC may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean companies have any less focus on cutting costs. With CIO budgets essentially flat, and demands for innovation increasing, IT cost reduction is on the agenda for many enterprises in 2013. Even in growing Asia Pacific economies like China, Korea and Australia, it’s still a top […]

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Privacy fears as Smart meter data made available.

by Ian Bertram  |  November 1, 2012

  In the Australian state of Victoria, detailed information about electricity customers’ power usage, which gives insights into when a house is occupied, is being shared with third parties including mail houses, debt collectors, data processing analysts and government agencies.   This is exactly what Gartner has predicted: a blurring of social and operational technologies (OT) resulting […]

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Social Media: The Ugly, the Uglier with some good sprinkled in….

by Ian Bertram  |  September 20, 2012

 With protest actions and subsequent riots happening around the world over recent You Tube posts in the US, many being organised, promoted and commentated on through social media, there are questions being asked about how much control should governments put on these new forms of communication. The alternative question is, do tougher laws then impinge […]

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Here’s a Military concept worth applying in business.

by Ian Bertram  |  August 16, 2012

I’ve been preparing for my presentation at next week’s Applications Summit being held in Sydney. The focus of this year’s event will be on the reinvention of software for mobile, cloud and the future web.  Application strategy managers, software development leaders and enterprise architects will learn how to overhaul their application portfolio to support business […]

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