Analyst Profile

Naresh Singh

Naresh Singh

Sr Director, Analyst

12 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Naresh Singh is a Research Director in Gartner Research, where he is a key member of the Data Center Research group. Mr. Singh focuses on delivering research and advice to clients on the topics of data center networking, Ethernet fabric, software-defined networking, white-box and brite-box Ethernet switches, and other emerging data networking technologies for the data center and enterprise market. His coverage areas also include campus LAN, branch-office network, WAN routing and application networking/WAN optimization. Mr. Singh is highly engaged with enterprise and SMB users in their strategic and tactical networking-related initiatives, involving the entire technology life cycles of assessing, selecting, using, troubleshooting/monitoring and upgrading. He is also regularly consulted by technology vendors and service providers on the changing trends in the network industry, user requirements and the shifting ecosystems.

Areas of Coverage

  • Networking & Communications Equipment


Previous Experience

Mr. Singh has more than 15 years of experience in the IT and commmunications industry. Prior to Gartner, he has held various analyst, consulting and media roles in IDC and CyberMedia. Mr. Singh was a very successful Manager and Research Analyst at IDC, where he managed and led several exciting research, achieving significant business, and developed research talent under his management. He worked for six years as a Sub-editor, Reporter and Senior Correspondent in tech media at CyberMedia, a leading IT publisher in India.

Professional Background

CyberMedia, Senior Correspondent, 6 years
IDC India, Manager, Research, Communications, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Best employee award, CyberMedia
Best employee award, IDC
Research awards and membership in the exclusive EXP club, Gartner


B.A., Hansraj College, University of Delhi
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi


Indian - Hindi
Indian - Manipuri (Northeast India)

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