2021 Faculty

Every year, we assemble an impressive (and perhaps unconventional) faculty that you won’t see or hear anywhere else!

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Bill Hostmann
Research Fellow
Dresner Advisory Services


Bill Hostmann is a Research Fellow with Dresner Advisory Services. His area of focus includes trends in Analytic Data Infrastructures (ADI) - integrating and managing the information and information models used by BI, Advanced Analytics and CPM/PM applications.

Bill has more than 20 years of product management experience at the intersection of business intelligence/analytics and data analytics infrastructure, including positions in product and general management at Gemstone Systems, Informix, and Informatica.

He spent 14 years as a research analyst at Gartner, including several years as a VP and Distinguished Analyst for BI/Analytics. Bill served as conference chair of the Gartner BI/Analytics Conference for many years, growing the number of conference attendees from hundreds to several thousand attendees