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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

The Silver Lining related to Bad Data Quality

by Andrew White  |  January 9, 2019

Much of my working day focuses on helping clients tackle various aspects of data quality.  Data quality is a broad term; I really mean data integrity across many dimensions such as quality, trust, ethics, privacy, availability, security, retention and so on. Collectively the umbrella term for all this work falls under is data (and analytics) […]

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Our Top Data and Analytics Predicts for 2019

by Andrew White  |  January 3, 2019

Predicts 2019: Data and Analytics Strategy By 2022, 90% of corporate strategies will explicitly mention information as a critical enterprise asset and analytics as an essential competency. By 2023, data literacy will become an explicit and necessary driver of business value, demonstrated by its formal inclusion in over 80% of data and analytics strategies and […]

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2019 Will be the Year of Data

by Andrew White  |  January 2, 2019

AI hype is at frenetic levels; will 2019 be the year such hype peaks and starts to fall? ‘Data and Analytics’ remains misunderstood as too many lay folks think it just is a new way to say, Business Intelligence; and Analytics, as in “Data and Analytics” are really seen by many as just the same […]

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Effective Supply Chain’s Run on Data and Analytics Innovation

by Andrew White  |  December 19, 2018

If you ever wondered to what degree supply chains are built on trusted, value-driven data and analytics, you need to look no further than our new Future of Supply Chain Infographic.  Here it is: Future of Supply Chain.   Supply chains will be automated and made more intelligent with data and analytics.  That’s is why your head […]

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Data over Insight – Every Time

by Andrew White  |  December 18, 2018

There was an interesting opinion piece in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal. It was titled, “Single Payer’s Misleading Statistics.” In it the author writes about the reporting of infant mortality, a very sad statistic for sure. However the article highlights how data, more than analysis of that data, is critical and […]

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On the First Day of Christmas My CDO Said To Me….

by Andrew White  |  December 14, 2018

  On the first day if Christmas my CDO said to me, a budget in and on time. On the second day of Christmas my CDO said to me, two data clouds, and a budget in and on time. On the third day of Christmas my CDO said to me, three algorithms, two data clouds, and a […]

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Calling All Chief Data Officers – We Need You (Annual Survey)!

by Andrew White  |  December 12, 2018

If you are a Chief Data Officer there is every chance you just received (in the last couple of weeks) an email from Gartner. This email was an invitation for you to contribute to our next annual survey.  As part of the effort you also get a copy of the findings! So, if you are […]

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The Partisan Brain

by Andrew White  |  December 10, 2018

Your blogger was tucking into three pancakes, piled with lashings of butter, syrup, and a banana, when he stumbled upon page 33 of this week’s US printed edition of the Economist. There was an article, the title of which is the title of this blog, with the sub-heading: What psychology experiments tell you about why […]

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Book Review: The Economics of Brexit

by Andrew White  |  December 7, 2018

Book Review: The Economics of Brexit – A cost-benefit analysis of the UKs economic relationship with the EU, Philip B Whyman and Alina I Petrescu, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. You may remember that in the run up to the Brexit vote, multiple organizations forecasted either a UK recession or severely curtailed economic growth. Such organizations included […]

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Artificial Intelligence Hype Frenetic – But not all bad – according to the FT

by Andrew White  |  December 5, 2018

I was delighted to see our Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence referred to in an Opinion piece in today’s US print edition of the Financial Times.  The article Hype about artificial intelligence brings policy benefits, by the FTs’ John Thornhill nicely captures the state of “AI” – whatever that really means – and he relates […]

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