Analyst Profile

Aapo Markkanen

Aapo Markkanen

VP Analyst

8 years at Gartner,  15 years industry experience

Location:  Finland  | Language(s):  English, Finnish

Roles and Responsibilities

Aapo Markkanen is an analyst at Gartner's Tech Product Manager team within the Technology and Service Providers research unit. In his research, Mr Markkanen covers sustainability and ESG - with a particular focus on the challenges and opportunities that climate change and decarbonization create for the tech industry. One of the first industry analysts to specialize in the Internet of Things, he also continues to follow various aspects of IoT. Mr. Markkanen joined Gartner through its acquisition of Machina Research in 2016.


Previous Experience

Prior to Gartner (Machina Research), Mr. Markkanen worked as a Principal Analyst at ABI Research, where he led a range of research activities related to the IoT, M2M and big data. In this position, he explored areas such as data analytics, product life cycle and IoT platforms. Previously, Mr. Markkanen worked as a Research Analyst at IHS, where he was responsible for providing market intelligence and strategic analysis on the European telecom sector and its leading players. He has also served as an independent expert for the European Commission, evaluating funding proposals submitted under the EC's Horizon 2020 framework for research and innovation.

Professional Background

  • ABI Research, Principal Analyst, 5 years
  • IHS, Research Analyst, 2 years
  • Machina Research, Principal Analyst, 2 years


  • M.Sc., Management and Organization, University of Tampere