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

Andrew White is a Distinguished Analyst and VP. His roles include Chief of Research and Content Lead for Data and Analytics. His main research focus is data and analytics strategy, platforms, and governance. Read Full Bio

Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Nov 10)

by Andrew White  |  November 13, 2019

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Erick Brethenoux’s new note (Five Ways Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Deliver Business Impacts) entered the charts at number 3 two weeks ago and last week climbed to number 1 […]

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It’s all about the data – not the algorithm

by Andrew White  |  November 12, 2019

I have blogged in the past on the importance of data in our AI-infused world emerging around us – see Microsoft Targets Mother of All Professional-People Master Data with LinkedIn Buy.  I have explored how some large software vendors have been securing data sources to drive their AI engines; our own team evaluates (every few […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Nov 3)

by Andrew White  |  November 6, 2019

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Carlie Idoine recently published note on maximizing value of data science efforts entered the charts two weeks at number 9 and this week ran up the chart to top […]

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Understanding your CFO/CEO’s Investment Strategy

by Andrew White  |  November 5, 2019

If you are a chief data officer (CDO, or equivalent) or CIO, you know full well that budgeting is a fraught time: strategies are updated, value propositions explored, and investments prioritized. You know the drill: some of your expectations will be met, many may not. And all of this may rest on the ability you […]

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Upgrade your Data (and Analytics) Strategy – Now!

by Andrew White  |  November 1, 2019

I was up at 4am last Saturday (before Orlando Symposium) in order to watch England take on New Zealand in the first semi-final of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. I certainly didn’t feel as tired as I thought I would at the end, probably since England won the match! So, I enthusiastically brewed […]

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Google’s DeepMind Now a Grandmaster at StarCraft II

by Andrew White  |  October 31, 2019

The headline was attention grabbing: DeepMind, Google’s AI engine, win a StartCraft II tournament, winning 10 games in a row.  It lost the last match.  With such a win, DeepMind is now a grand master and can beat 98.8% of human players. This is an elevated and coveted status in the StarCraft community. Of course, […]

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Our Top 20 Most-Read Data and Analytics Research Last Week (to Oct 27)

by Andrew White  |  October 29, 2019

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the most read data and analytics research directly. This list excludes our branded research such as Magic Quadrants etc. Joao Tapadinhas‘s new note was published over a week ago and entered the charts in 20th place.  This week, its second week, it zipped up the charts to top […]

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Calling Chief Data Officers!!!

by Andrew White  |  October 25, 2019

Calling Chief Data Officers – or equivalents like had of analytics/CAOs, head of data and analytics, etc. Add your voice to the Gartner 5th Annual Chief Data Officer (CDO) Study! Free report for participating execs. Click here to complete the survey. Please ensure you have set aside enough time to complete the survey – 20 […]

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A Day in the Life of an Analyst at Gartner IT Symposium XPO 2019 USA – Day 4 Oct 24 2019

by Andrew White  |  October 25, 2019

6.01. Woke up and yes, as expected, felt tired. My Oura ring gave me the bad news: Sleep score: 78 (down from 86 yesterday). Restlessness and a lower than normal resting heart rate suggest over tiredness and fitful sleep patterns. I can vouch for that! 6.20am Mused. Yes, average Brian activity seems up over yesterday. […]

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A Day in the Life of an Analyst at Gartner IT Symposium XPO 2019 USA – Day 3 Oct 23 2019

by Andrew White  |  October 24, 2019

6.10am Woke up feeling really good. My Oura ring said I should feel good and she was right! Sleep score of and readiness 6.13am Rushed downstairs to grab a cafe mocha. Exciting work to do: final edits to our new Leadership Vision deck for D&A leaders/CDOs; some work ahead for year-end prep; and more. 6.40am Mused […]

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