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Dan Vesset

Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management

Dan Vesset is Group Vice President of IDC's Analytics and Information Management market research and advisory practice, where he leads a group of analysts covering all aspects of structured data and unstructured content processing, integration, management, governance, analysis, and visualization. Mr. Vesset also leads IDC's global Big Data and Analytics research pillar. His research is focused on best practices in the application of business intelligence, analytics, and enterprise performance management software and processes on decision support and automation, and data monetization.


Dan Vesset is a trusted advisor to some of the world's largest technology firms and technology users. Since 1990, he has held a range of positions as an analyst, consultant, implementer, and user of business intelligence and analytics technology. Prior to IDC, Mr. Vesset was a consultant and analyst with Deloitte Consulting and several financial services firms, including State Street Bank & Trust Co, Dean Witter Reynolds, and BayBank.


  • B.S. in Finance and Investments from Babson College
  • M.S. in Management Information Systems, Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • M.B.A.from Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as providing analysis for multiple media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, Computerworld, and CIO
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Technology, Operations, and Information Management division at Babson College


External data monetization or data as a service (DaaS) is becoming one of the most in-demand solutions for organization across industries. As one of the key elements in many digital transformation initiatives, DaaS presents great opportunit...
To thrive in the digital economy and beyond, organizations need to have cohesive data and analytics strategies that can be implemented across all levels (strategic, operational, and tactical) of decision making. In many cases, chief executi...
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IDC PlanScape: Data Monetization

Mar 2018 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US43627918

by: Serge FindlingMarc StrohleinLynne SchneiderDan Vesset

This IDC study helps the many stakeholders in a data monetization effort come together and craft a thorough plan to create an effective offering, develop delivery capabilities, and mitigate the risks of entering the data-as-a-service market...
This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spendi...
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