Analyst Profile

Arun Chandrasekaran

Arun Chandrasekaran

Distinguished VP Analyst

10 years at Gartner,  23 years industry experience

Location:  TX USA  | Language(s):  English, Indian - Hindi, Indian - Tamil

Roles and Responsibilities

Arun Chandrasekaran is a Distinguished Vice President, Analyst at Gartner, where his research's focus is on providing strategic advice to CTOs and CIOs on how to spur technology innovation within enterprise IT. As a member of technology innovation research group, Mr. Chandrasekaran analyzes emerging and strategic technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals and companies derive value from it. His focus areas include emerging technologies such as micro-services infrastructure (containers, kubernetes, service mesh and serverless computing), public cloud IaaS, big data platforms (Hadoop, Kafka, Spark), artificial intelligence and machine learning infrastructure. He has a strong blend of technical and business skills and is a leading speaker on topics such as cloud computing, enterprise innovation and artificial intelligence.


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Chandrasekaran headed research on cloud computing, data center equipment and services for Frost & Sullivan, in a practice offering consulting and research services to the leading vendors, service providers and end users in the Asia/Pacific region.

Professional Background

  • Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Senior Network Engineer, 2 years
  • Frost & Sullivan, Research Director - Cloud Computing and Data Center Practice, 6 years
  • SSI Technologies, Member of Technical Staff, 5 years


  • B.E., Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Madras, India
  • Certificate Program in Professional Communications, UC Berkeley
  • M.B.A., Strategic Management, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Gartner Inquiry Excellence Award, 2016
  • Gartner Inquiry Excellence Award, 2017