Analyst Profile

Sid Nag

Sid Nag

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Sid Nag is a Research Director in the Technology and Service Provider Research domain of Gartner, focused on cloud services and cloud technologies from both vendor and service provider perspectives. Mr. Nag's areas of focus include cloud market trends, forecast and analysis, market share, cloud strategy and cloud transformation. He also focuses on emerging trends, such as cloud service brokerage, cloud interconnect and the cloud marketplace. His coverage spans public, private, hybrid and community clouds. Among other cloud-related coverage, Mr. Nag provides thought leadership for the Gartner public cloud market share and the public cloud forecast research programs. Mr. Nag is a member of the Gartner Cloud Leadership Council.

Areas of Coverage

  • Outsourcing & IT Services


Previous Experience

Mr. Nag came to Gartner from Dell, where he held the role of Director of Enterprise Strategy, driving strategic direction for initiatives with major technology partners and system integrators around cloud, virtualization and integrated systems. While at Dell, he also spent two years as Director of Product Management and Marketing for Cloud Services and Networking Consulting Services. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Nag spent six years at Cisco in various leadership roles, focused on competitive strategy, business development and technology sales. During his career, Mr. Nag was the Founder and CEO of Prominence Networks, a startup focused on software-defined networking and collaboration technologies. He took Prominence to an exit after seven years, resulting in the sale of the company. Mr. Nag started his career at AT&T Bell Labs, where he held various leadership roles in engineering, research and business development.

Professional Background

Cisco, Sr. Manager Competitive Strategy, 6 years
Dell, Sr. Director of Enterprise Strategy, 4 years
Prominence Networks, Founder, CEO & Chairman, 7 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Chair of the Services Management IETF group from 1997 to 2004.
Holds 12 issued patents in the networking and cloud space.
Member of the Gartner Cloud Leadership Council.
Recipient of Gartner 2016 Thought Leadership Award for Cloud.
Recognized industry speaker at forums such as Garner Technology & Growth Initiative Conference, Gartner Cloud Strategies Conference, Cloud Expo, Dell EMC World, VMworld and Cisco Live.


B.S., Engineering, IIT Bombay
M.S., Computer Science, Penn State



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