Analyst Profile

Takeshi Ikeda

Takeshi Ikeda

VP Analyst

13 years at Gartner,  29 years industry experience

Location:  Japan  | Language(s):  English, Japanese

Roles and Responsibilities

Takeshi Ikeda focuses on IoT and enterprise networking in Japanese and English; IoT strategy and user/vendor trends in Japan and Japanese vendors; enterprise networking, such as wireless/mobile/fixed networking, data center networking of physical/virtual environments, and network security; and unified communication for enterprises and vendors in Japan. Mr. Ikeda has more than 22 years of experience in the IT industry. His background is in research of IP networking infrastructure for communications service providers at NTT labs and NTT Communications, product management of data center/managed services at KVH (a Fidelity Investments company in Japan), and marketing of software platforms and development at Microsoft.


Previous Experience

Mr. Ikeda has experience in the marketing software developer segment, focusing on good user experience; product management of data center and telecommunications services; and research for IP-oriented telecom service platforms, social and enterprise communication, and virtual reality.

Professional Background

  • KVH (Fidelity Investments' IT Vendor in Japan), Product Manager , 7 years
  • Microsoft Japan, Executive Marketing Manager, 3 years
  • NTT, Researcher, 6 years


  • Master's degree, Engineering (Control Engineering), Osaka University