Analyst Profile

Ehtisham Zaidi

Ehtisham Zaidi

Sr Director Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  10 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

As part of the Data and Analytics team, Ehtisham Zaidi assists Data and Analytics leaders with high-quality, actionable insights through research, which is focused on data management which includes, data integration (tools, technology, architecture, best practices and teams), data fabric design and associated architectures, data engineering practices (teams, skills, architecture, technology), data virtualization technology, data catalog tools, data preparation tools and data management pricing strategy/contract reviews. Mr. Zaidi works with Gartner clients on building the business case for investing in and furthering their maturity in these areas. In addition, he closely follows the related technology markets, advising clients on vendor and tool selection, price negotiation, and emerging deployment approaches for optimal impact and value. He assists clients with modernization strategies for their data management programs and technology infrastructure.


Previous Experience

Before joining the Data and Analytics team as a Senior Research Analyst, Mr. Zaidi was a Contributing Analyst at Gartner, supporting the BI, analytics and performance management agendas, where his primary tasks were to create, along with Senior Analysts, highly actionable written research for IT leaders. He was responsible for conducting and driving critical research projects, including branded research comprising Market Guides, Hype Cycles, Market Clocks and Survey Analysis. He also supported various Gartner events during his stint as a Contributing Analyst. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Zaidi was Assistant Manager at Oxigen Services, responsible for marketing analytics in the Online Business Department. Prior to that, he was a Business Analyst in the IT Division at Oxigen. During his time at Oxigen, he was responsible for setting up a business analytics division, implementing BI tools across all business units and streamlining the MIS reporting structure to allow the senior management to make data-driven decisions. Before joining Oxigen, Mr. Zaidi was a Software Developer at Laurus Infosystems (formerly Aptuit Laurus), where he worked with leading healthcare and pharmaceutical clients to develop and implement end-to-end ERP and supply chain management solutions leveraging the latest Oracle DBMS platforms, tools and industry best practices.

Professional Background

Laurus Infosystems India Private, Software Engineer Grade II, 4 years
Oxigen Services India Private, Assistant Manager, Online Business, 1 year
Tikona Digital Networks, Area Sales Manager, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Total Ownership Mindset Award (TOM Award)


Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communications, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India
M.B.A., Analytics and Marketing with distinction, Great Lakes Institute of Management, India


Indian - Hindi
Indian - Urdu

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