Analyst Profile

Biswajeet Mahapatra

Biswajeet Mahapatra

Research Director

6 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience
United Arab Emirates

Roles and Responsibilities

Biswajeet Mahapatra, a Research Director in the IT Systems Security and Risk group, has a career spanning more than 19 years in many large IT organizations across the globe. Mr. Mahapatra works closely with IT leaders, CxOs, boards of directors of large organizations, and government agencies across the globe to assist them in defining their IT strategy, deriving metrics to help measure ROI in IT investments, and chartering future direction for maximizing returns in IT while optimizing their infrastructure and operations. He advises on: adoption of best practices and standards, areas of service costing, building a service catalog and portfolio, understanding various IT and data privacy and security laws and their impacts, building a data center strategy, building cloud strategies (especially from a financial perspective), building a DR strategy, helping formulate security strategy, mobility adoption plans, CRM adoption planning, and adopting vertical-specific solutions. Mr. Mahapatra is based out of the Middle East. He helps vendors, service providers, system integrators and solution providers understand the Middle Eastern market, and he helps them formulate a go-to-market strategy and fine-tune their offerings to suit the region's specific needs. Mr. Mahapatra has been advising boards of large banks, insurance companies and different governments on various strategic issues. With a special focus on IT infrastructure and operations and upcoming technologies like cloud, big data, mobility and social, Mr. Mahapatra has been heavily quoted in both national and international media. He is an advisor to many governments across the globe as they form their cloud strategy and policy, helping them formulate data privacy and protection policies and laws.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage
  • IT Operations


Previous Experience

Mr. Mahapatra has more than 19 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he was involved in the development and implementation of ERP, project management tools, personal cloud products, identity and access management tools, file systems, replication and snap shot tools, and OS and ITSM tools for several major vendors. His previous responsibilities included product management and product marketing, program management, business process implementation, and project management.

Professional Background

HP, Product Marketing Manager - Openview, 3 years
Novell, Product Manager, 3 years
Oracle, Senior Product Analyst, 3 years


B.E., Production Engineering (Gold Medalist)
M.B.A., XIM Bhubaneswar (Gold Medalist)


Indian - Bengali
Indian - Hindi