Gartner Expert

Akimasa Nakao

Sr Principal Analyst

Akimasa Nakao is a Principal Analyst at Gartner, where he covers sourcing and IT services. Key areas of research for Mr. Nakao are sourcing strategies, market trends and vendor competitiveness in the IT services.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Nakao worked for a global research firm in Tokyo as an analyst of IT services market.

Professional background

IDC Japan

Market Analyst

Daikin Industries

Sales Engineer

Canon Software Information Systems

Sales Engineer

Areas of coverage

Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management Leaders

IT Services and Solutions


Master of Business Administration, The University of Sheffield, U.K.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Competitiveness and vendor strategies in the IT services market

2Infrastructure services market trend and vendor selection

3Trend of global sourcing and how to use offshore and regions in Japan

4Available sourcing options for digital business in Japan

5IT services market trend