Analyst Profile

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Distinguished VP Analyst

10 years at Gartner,  30 years industry experience

Location:  NJ USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Rajesh Kandaswamy is a Distinguished VP Analyst and Fellow serving technology businesses. He focuses on strategic guidance for product leaders and technology executives on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, and Web3 technologies. He specializes in the strategic applications of these technologies to create business value, adopt new business & economic models, develop products & services, build competitive advantages and spur innovation. Further, his research in AI covers techniques (including machine learning, foundation models, and large language models), competitive landscapes, and technology ecosystems. Mr. Kandaswamy leads a research initiative on publishing the top trends impacting technology providers. He is a frequent speaker on these topics and has been often quoted in leading publications.


Previous Experience

In his career earlier, Mr. Kandaswamy has held senior leadership roles in managing financial services technology at Citigroup and Bearing Point.

Professional Background

  • Bearing Point, Senior Manager, 4 years
  • Citigroup, Senior Vice President - Mobile Programs, 5 years
  • Scient/SBI, Technology Manager, 4 years


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Gartner Content Leadership Award (TSP) 2020
  • Gartner Fellow
  • Gartner Sales Excellence Award 2017
  • Gartner Thought Leadership Award 2017