Analyst Profile

Rishi Sood

Rishi Sood


27 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Rishi Sood is the Group Vice President for Gartner's Technology & Service Providers (TSP) organization. In this capacity, Mr. Sood oversees all of Gartner's technology vendor-facing content and advisory services. This is primarily geared towards helping senior business executives at technology firms make better strategic decisions that power their business. The research can be focused on pragmatic insight to improve everyday activities to more sophisticated models and toolkits that help drive operational best practices. His team provides deep marketplace insight, spanning critical market/technology trends, forecasts, and market share content. This research is tailored to individual markets like data center, enterprise software, IT services, devices, and telecom as well as focused on key priorities like AI, Analytics, AR/VR, Blockchain, Cloud, Digital Twin, Edge Computing, IoT, Security, Machine Learning, RPA, VPAs, and 5G. His organization also delivers rich insight on best practice and guidance for specific roles within the vendor organization, namely General Manager, Product Manager, Product Marketing, and Midsize enterprise CEOs and their teams. Key research across these roles span Product Strategy & Launch, Product Evolution, Product Portfolio Management, Customer Acquisition, Differentiation, Demand Generation, Sales Enablement, Business Performance, and Corporate Development. Innovative new research models like PM Score, Marketing Growth KPIs, CEO Benchmarking, and GM Peer Indexed Portfolio Analyses provide these leaders with the frameworks and toolkits to successfully execute their mission-critical priorities. Content focus on the Customer Buying Journey, CX and Product Roadmaps, Agile Product Management and Marketing, Leadership/Talent, etc., help provide deeper recommendations for HT leaders.

Areas of Coverage

  • Government


Previous Experience

In previous roles, Rishi was the Practice VP for the Product Marketing Group. He also was Managing VP for the Tech Go To Market and the Industr. Mr. Sood joined Gartner with the acquisition of G2 Research, where he was vice president, managing the firm's Global Industries group, as well as being chief analyst for state and local government.

Professional Background

G2 Research, Vice President, 6 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Annual Quantitative Research Award, 2010
Gartner Annual Research Award, 2005
Gartner Gold Team Award
Gartner Quarterly Award, 2007
Gartner Quarterly Award, 2008
Gartner Quarterly Award, 2009
Gartner Quarterly Award, 2011
Gartner Thought Leadership Award
Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2011


B.A., University of Chicago



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