Aapo Markkanen is an analyst at Gartner's Tech Product Manager team within the Technology and Service Providers research unit. His research deals with product management across various technology domains, with a special focus on the Internet of Things and edge computing. Mr. Markkanen joined Gartner through its acquisition of Machina Research in 2016.
- Technology Product Managers
- Tech CEOs
- Technology Strategic Planners
- Enterprise Architectures
- I&O Leaders
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.
Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs
Internet of Things (retired)
M.Sc., Management and Organization, University of Tampere
1Assessing the role of edge computing in IoT
2Advising on how to use drones to transform operations in different industries
3Studying the evolution of LPWA and IoT connectivity
4Weighing the pros and cons of different embedded operating systems for IoT
5Providing insight on the role of CSPs in IoT