Author Profile

Atul Dighe

Atul Dighe

VP Analyst

16 years at Gartner,  1 year experience

Location:  San Francisco, CA USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Atul Dighe has over 27 years of experience advising large corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies on questions on strategy, innovation, and the future. As a leader of the strategy, innovation, and insights research teams at Gartner, Mr. Dighe works with thousands of the world's largest and most progressive organizations to enhance their strategic ability to positively impact change.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Dighe authored over 20 major industry-wide trends and scenarios studies for trade associations in the health care, building and construction, and technology sectors. He is the co-author of the best-selling book Exploring the Future and was and still is often quoted for his views on strategy, innovation, scenario planning, emerging business opportunities, and acquisitions in publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, and Money Magazine.

Professional Background

  • Institute for Alternative Futures, Senior Futurist, 10 years
  • Our Future Today, Founder & Chief Futurist, 5 years


  • B.B.A., Corporate Finance, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
  • M.S., Studies of the Future, University of Houston

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Mr. Dighe is a well-regarded speaker and facilitator on a range of subjects including future trends, innovation, and strategy. He has served as a keynote presenter and facilitator to thousands of large in-person and virtual trends events, industry trade shows, and technical conferences as well as to small private executive and Board of Director level meetings.