Ruggero Contu

Ruggero Contu

Sr Director Analyst
Ruggero Contu is part of a team of analysts who research the emerging security technologies and trends that are impacting commercial and consumer sectors. Focusing on technology product leaders such as tech CEOs, general managers, chief product officers, product managers and product marketers, Mr. Contu develops strategic advice on leveraging emerging technologies and trends to create and deliver highly successful products and services.
In his role as Research Director, Mr. Contu has also been advising Gartner end-user clients on the topics of operational technology (OT) security and threat intelligence, as part of broader research on information security during the last 17 years.
He launched and chaired in 2015 the first Gartner India Security and Risk Summit, until 2017. Mr. Contu's long-standing research focus on the information security market has enabled him to develop a deep understanding of the technology trends, competitive dynamics and main issues affecting security professionals and technology and service providers (TSPs) in this area.
Alongside his broad coverage of key security technology sectors, Mr. Contu has lately been expanding his coverage on Internet of Things (IoT)-operational technology (OT) security, cloud-based security and threat intelligence services. His research on security is particularly focused on regional trends. His work with TSPs gained him considerable experience in providing advice on the design of optimum go-to-market, product and messaging strategies. This role allows Mr. Contu to help security vendors plan future investments that are aligned with the market direction, security buyers understand how emerging trends can impact their security programs or budgets, and investors identify global growth opportunities for security.
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Thursday, 07 October, 2021 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM JST
(Wednesday, 06 October, 2021 / 09:45 PM - 10:15 PM EDT)
Emerging Technologies in Security and Risk Management

This session will highlight some of the most critical emerging technologies in security and risk management and some of the key trends driving such innovation.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.