Author Profile

Katja Ruud

Katja Ruud

Sr Director Analyst

24 years at Gartner,  28 years' experience

Location:  Sweden  |  Language(s):  Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish

Roles and Responsibilities

Katja Ruud is a Sr. Director Analyst in the Infrastructure and Communications Services team in the Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management group. Her personal research agenda focuses on the full aspects of provisioning or procuring mobile, WAN and fixed voice services offering support on, e.g., vendor selection and evaluation, RFP negotiation, pricing, and terms and conditions.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Ruud was a Market Analyst at Cable & Wireless (now Vodafone), where she covered the competing service providers and their capabilities with specific voice services' responsibility. At Sakura Bank, her responsibility entailed company and industry analysis related to corporate credit facilities and IPOs.

Professional Background

  • Cable & Wireless, Market Analyst Manager, 1 year
  • Sakura Bank, Industry Analyst Manager, 3 years


  • B.S., Honors, Industrial Economics, Warwick University