Analyst Profile

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Research Director

4 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Rajesh Kandaswamy covers banking, investment services, blockchain and fintech. He provides strategy and marketing direction for technology and service providers by helping them understand key issues, market dynamics, trends, best practices, competitive landscapes and future scenarios. Among provider segments, he has a deeper coverage of services, software, outsourcing and BPO. His coverage is global, with a deeper focus on North America. Mr. Kandaswamy has been frequently quoted in leading publications on items related to banking, blockchain and fintech. Twitter: @rajeshkan Blog:

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