Analyst Profile

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Rajesh Kandaswamy

VP Analyst

6 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Rajesh Kandaswamy is a Chief of Research (CoR) and a Gartner Fellow. As a CoR, his responsibilities include establishing direction for research on industries and emerging technologies for technology and servive providers (TSPs). Also, he co-leads the Blockchain Center of Excellence and leads the Blockchain agenda. His Gartner Fellows research is on how technology will radically transform the concept of an organization. Mr. Kandaswamy has been frequently quoted in leading publications on items related to blockchain, fintech and banking.

Areas of Coverage

  • Banking & Investment Services


Previous Experience

Mr. Kandaswamy has 20 years of experience in technology, with both banks and technology providers. Prior to Gartner, he was at Citigroup for five years, where he led the program office for mobile and tablet initiatives for consumer banking globally. He has also managed technology delivery for replacing core banking systems and established a managed services program for the retail bank. He spent the earlier 15 years with service providers, including BearingPoint, where he led technology transformation efforts for clients in financial services and led the global solution development efforts.

Professional Background

BearingPoint, Senior Manager, 4 years
Citigroup, Senior Vice President - Head of Mobile PMO, 5 years
Scient/SBI, Technology Manager, 4 years


B.E., Computer Science, University of Chennai, India
M.B.A., University of Michigan



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