VP Research, Analytics and Information Management, Gartner
Doug Laney is a vice president of research with Gartner’s business analytics and information management research and advisory practice. He is an accomplished practitioner and recognized authority on information management, analytics, and data governance best practices. He is considered a pioneer in the field of data warehousing, and developed the industry’s first comprehensive data warehouse/business intelligence project methodology, ITERATIONS® (still marketed and used today by IBM).
Doug is also an authority on “big data” challenges and opportunities. In 2001 he first defined and wrote about the “3Vs” of volume, velocity and variety, now commonly used in defining big data.
Over a decade ago, Doug originated the field of Infonomics, developing methods to quantify information’s economic value and apply asset management practices to information assets. He formed the Center for Infonomics think tank and is a regular lecturer at leading business schools on the topic.