Analyst Profile

Arun Chandrasekaran

Arun Chandrasekaran

Research VP

6 years at Gartner ,  18 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Arun Chandrasekaran is a Research Vice President and Agenda Manager at Gartner, where his research focus is on providing strategic advice to CIOs and IT leaders on infrastructure agility, with an emphasis on emerging technologies such as containers and serverless computing, public cloud IaaS/storage, Hadoop/Spark platforms, machine learning infrastructure and hyperconverged infrastructures. He has a strong blend of technical and business skills and is a leading speaker on topics such as cloud computing, infrastructure agility and artificial intelligence. He has rich international experience and cultural understanding, having lived and worked in five countries on three different continents.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage
  • Open Source


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

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


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


Indian - Hindi
Indian - Tamil