Analyst Profile

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Distinguished VP Analyst

9 years at Gartner ,  28 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Rajesh Kandaswamy is a Chief of Research (CoR) and a Gartner Fellow in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research practice. Mr. Kandaswamy's responsibilities include helping establish the direction of research for emerging technologies. His research focus includes composable business, emerging technologies, blockchain (including distributed ledger, tokenization, smart contracts), and strategic technology trends. He has been frequently quoted in leading publications on blockchain, fintech, and banking.


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

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


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



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