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Mark Smith is CEO and chief research officer at Ventana Research in Pleasanton, Calif. He is responsible for the overall direction of Ventana Research and drives the global research agenda covering both business and technology areas.
He defined the blueprint for information management and performance management as the linking together of people, processes, information and technology across organizations to drive effective results.
Smith is an expert in technology for business from performance management, business intelligence and analytics to information management across finance, operations and IT.
He has held CMO, product development and research roles at companies such as SAP, META Group, Oracle and IRI Software, and has experience across major industries including banking, consumer products, food and beverage, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and retail and consumer services.