About Us

Radiant Advisors is an independent research and advisory firm that delivers practical, innovative research and thought-leadership to transform today's organizations into tomorrow's data-centric industry leaders. We guide organizations with architecture and technology decisions, develop and advise on strategic roadmaps, and provide implementation oversight and consulting as a trusted, vendor-neutral partner. Radiant Advisors publishes thought-leading content, research, and analyst reports, and presents at numerous industry events globally.

With ongoing research and analysis in the demanding areas of data platforms and cloud ecosystems, analytics, data integration and prep, data science and emerging technologies, we help organizations benefit from frameworks and methodologies that deliver principles into practice for business value. This approach is based on the unique blend of analyst and practitioner experience, active industry participation, and peer networking within the Radiant Advisors Network of global organizations.


John O'Brien   

John O'Brien, CEO and Principal Advisor

With 30 years of experience delivering value through data strategy, architectures, and analytics John has a unique perspective that comes from key roles as a practitioner, consultant, and vendor CTO in the data analytics industry. As a recognized thought leader, he has been publishing articles, teaching, and presenting at conferences in North America and Europe for more than 15 years.

His knowledge in designing, building, and growing enterprise data systems and teams brings real-world insights to each role and phase within a data program. John provides research, strategic advisory services, and mentoring to guide companies in meeting the demands of next-generation data management, architecture, analytics, and emerging technologies.


What Makes An Advisor?

The Radiant Advisors team brings together a wealth of experience and insights to support research and advisory needs:

  • We are objective, independent, and trusted mentors, keeping the best interest of our clients in mind.
  • We share our hands-on experiences combined with industry best practices for your program.
  • We cut through marketing hype and analyze industry trends for applicability at your company.
  • We stay focused on business value while scaling analytic programs.

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What It’s Like Partnering With Us

Radiant Advisors has a flexible approach to support your data strategy that ranges from on-demand research and always-there trusted advisor to consulting services when you need them and for however long you need them to accomplish your goals. We will create a flexible program of advisory services, including assessments, workshops, education and consulting, based on your specific needs.

Unlike typical expert consulting engagements that arrive, deliver value then leave, our engagement is intended to be a long-term partnership with a vested interest in the sustained success of your program.  By focusing on developing people and processes, we develop your team’s skills and mentor key people over time. A retained partnership with Radiant Advisors ensures we are familiar with your environment and available when you need an unbiased and trusted resource to discuss important topics or make immediate key decisions.

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How We Connect You To the Industry at Large

Radiant Advisors has established relationships with leading and startup industry vendors to stay informed of technology advances and trends to meet our client needs. We are involved with:

  • Research with major vendors
  • Think-tanks and other industry thought leaders
  • Conferences and events worldwide, participating as speakers, influencers, or attendees.

Corporate Responsibility

We believe in making a difference in the communities in which we live in work. Radiant Advisors supports philanthropic efforts to make a positive impact.

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