Kevin Petrie

Kevin is the VP of Research at BARC US, where he writes and speaks about the intersection of AI, analytics, and data management. For nearly three decades Kevin has deciphered what technology means to practitioners, as an industry analyst, services leader, instructor, marketer, and tech journalist. This includes five years as Analyst and Research VP at BARC's partner Eckerson Group. Kevin also launched and grew a profitable data analytics services team for EMC Pivotal in the Americas and EMEA, and ran field training at Attunity/Qlik.

A frequent public speaker and co-author of two books about data management, Kevin is passionate about helping practitioners, founders, and software executives capitalize on emerging technologies. Outside the tech world, Kevin most loves biking, kayaking, and coaching his three boys' sports teams.