Tsuyoshi Ebina is a Vice President at Gartner, where he covers sourcing and IT services. Key areas of research for Mr. Ebina are sourcing strategies and the market trends of system integration, consulting, application development, and IT outsourcing services. Recent research of Mr. Ebina includes the analysis of the influence of AI and other digital technologies on sourcing strategies of IT leaders. He also covers the negotiation/management of software contracts with megavendors (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and Salesforce), and the analysis of IT services providers in Japan, such as Fujitsu, NTT Data, NEC and Hitachi. Mr. Ebina is the lead analyst of global Gartner research on NEC.