Outsell Inc. Michael Dziekan

Michael Dziekan

VP & Lead Analyst, Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Community


Seasoned Technology and Data Market Analyst, Global Strategy business advisor specialized in commercializing the evolving Data Economy, Big Data and Analytics, IoT, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence/ Cognitive computing in commercial markets.

  • Market futurist with a record of accomplishment identifying, analyzing, and planning new high-value, high-profit growth
  • +20 years functional experience in strategy formulation that moves the needle of client’s businesses, informs growth imperatives and creates entry into adjacent opportunistic markets
  • Passionate about shaping new data businesses and data strategies that are competitively unique, scalable, and difficult to substitute

Extensive large enterprise and tech experience, including IBM Software Group and IBM Watson & IoT-Platform (including The Weather Company), where Michael helped shape and inform the future strategies, established functional and industry insight, architected value chain ecosystem advances and developed differentiated client value.

Michael’s personal principle is straightforward, leadership-by-example, with integrity and inspiration. 


  • C-Level market, competitive and technology market dynamics
  • Information Value Chain – intersection of data/information and technology
  • Operationalizing the vision to develop products and solutions that transform data into new forms of knowledge and client value
  • Business strategy and best practices
  • Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and IoT digital services and transformation


  • Bachelor of Computer Science in Management Information Systems (accreditation c/o Medgar Evers University New York)
  • BCIT – British Columbia Institute of Technology – Marketing & Business Communications, Hospitality & Tourism


  • IBM Watson & IoT-Platform (including The Weather Company) – Growth Strategist
  • IBM Watson Content & Watson Media (Video) – Growth Strategist
  • IBM Software Group – Senior Market Analyst & Strategist
  • IBM Market Development & Insight – Competitive Intelligence
  • Cognos  – Office of Strategy
  • Venturi Technology – Director of Business Intelligence Services   
  • DevCube Consulting – Managing Director
  • Crystal Decisions


Linkedin: Michael Dziekan

Phone: +1 613-323-5662

More About Michael

Movies I Like

Spy Game, Interstellar, Gladiator, and Highlander

Music I Listen To

U2, 30 Seconds to Mars, Toto, Sting, and Muse

Favorite Cities

Bogotá, Rome, Singapore, Melbourne, and Stockholm

Best Vacation I've Taken

Disneyland with my family, and Rome

Activities Outside of Work

Health & Fitness, Music (drums and guitar), and Cooking

Power Lunch

Fruit Smoothies & Pizza

Favorite Reads

Built to Last / Good to Great, Innovator’s Dilemma