Gartner Expert

Ali Merji

VP Analyst

Ali Merji is a Senior Director in CIO Research group in Gartner. Mr. Merji's research is focused on the technology trends and business trends impacting the Investment Services Industry and the innovation in technology and tools, which are driving transformation. He joined the team coming from the vendor community, which gives him deep insight into the issues faced by both end users and vendors, as well as the key industry trends.

Previous experience

Prior to this role, Mr. Merji worked on solutions design and implementation of enterprisewide financial asset management solutions, which includes front-office, middle-office as well as back-office applications. He has expert-level understanding of OMS, EMS, portfolio accounting, performance analytics, pre- and post-trade compliance, risk management and reporting, fund distribution, fund accounting, etc.

Professional background


Principal Consultant


Senior Consultant

Nimble Solutions


Areas of coverage

Financial Services Digital Business Strategy and Innovation

Financial Services Technology Modernization and Transformation


M.B.A., Major in MIS (Management Information System), Vishwakarma Institute of Management, India


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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Digital Banking Platform, Strategy, Design & Vendor Selection

2Application Modernization: Data management, Analytics and Integration

3Data Monetization Strategies and Framework

4AI and Machine Learning: Practical Use Cases

5Digital Assets, Tokens and Blockchain in Investment Management, Use Cases, Pilots and Key Criteria