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Day in the Life of an Industry Analyst at Gartner’s (Virtual) IT Symposium Xpo 2020 – Day 3

By Andrew White | October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Wednesday October 22 2020

6.08am Late getting up.  Tired. Dog. Breakfast.  News.  Family.  Late.

7.10am At desk.  Blog.  Top 20 most-read research last week across D&A.  Mused – looks like my brain activity is a little flatter than earlier in the week.  A pattern I have seen at previous conferences…

 

8.01am First 1-1….

10.05am Break.  Starbucks run.  Need my White Chocolate Mocha.  Snuck in a nice and warn sausage and egg muffin.

11.00.  Back to desk.  More 1-1s.

12.10.  Wanted to hit bike but too many emails demand attention. My well-being will have to wait.  Poor me haha.  Did have time to toast some crumpets and cheese and tomato and green onions.  Yum!

1.30pm Back to 1-1s.  Break somewhere but kept going until 5.30pm.

I’m outta here.  Dinner.

 

Day 3 summary of 1-1s (31 total)

 

Industries:

  • Apparel/Footwear 2
  • Bio/Pharma 1
  • Communications & High Tech; Consumer and Entertainment 2
  • Energy 1
  • Financial Services 6
  • Grocery / Food and Beverage 4
  • Healthcare 3
  • Higher Education 3
  • Household/Hard Goods 1
  • IT Sector (tech, consulting etc.) 2
  • Paper and Pulp 1
  • Public Sector 4
  • Sustainability 1

Industry Types:

  • Manufacturing/Distribution 8
  • Services 17
  • Public Sector 4
  • Retail and e-Commerce 2

Topics:

  • (broader/full) Data and Analytics Strategy 14
  • Data and Analytics Governance and/or MDM 10
  • Organization, Leadership, Roles etc. 6
  • Best Practices across D&A/generally 5
  • Analytics Strategy (only) 3
  • Advanced Analytics/ML or AI 4
  • Data Management 3
  • Enterprise Information Management 2
  • Data Monetization 1

Role/Title (31):

  • Business development manager 1
  • Chief Data Officer/CDO 4
  • CIO 3
  • Chief Quality Officer 1
  • Director Analytics 1
  • Director Database Engineering 1
  • Director Data Mgt and Advanced Analytics 1
  • Data Governance 1
  • Developer Manager 1
  • Director 1
  • Enterprise Architect 1
  • EIM Manager 1
  • Finance Reporting 1
  • IT Director 2
  • Senior IT Manager – Applications 1
  • VP Analytics/VP Data 2
  • VP BI and Applications 1
  • VP/CTO 1
  • VP Engineering 1
  • VP IT 1
  • VP or Manager, Business Applications 2
  • VP Innovation 1
  • Other 1

Most popular “sent” research as follow up to 1-1:

Digital Strategy Infused with Data and Analytics:

D&A Leadership/Chief Data Officer:

Overall Data and Analytics Strategy:

 Modern Data and Analytics Governance:

Organizing the Work of Data and Analytics:

Other notes we identified:

 

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