Gartner Expert

Animesh Gandhi

Sr Director Analyst

Animesh Gandhi's research focuses on Life Science (LS) organizations critical commercial priorities. Mr. Gandhi helps CIOs and their teams leverage technology and best practices to enable and optimize prelaunch planning, marketing execution, campaign management, sales enablement, market access, customer relationship management, digital therapeutics, and revenue management. He also helps them with the associated information management, master data management, analytics and AI central to success in all LS commercial functions. His research encompasses commercial IT strategy and vision, multiyear roadmaps, reference architectures, vendor evaluation, cost optimization, and business process refinement, implementation approaches and support models.

Previous experience

Mr. Gandhi has over 22 years of experience in the Life Science industry, specializing in data, analytics, and Information technology. He has been successful both within and consulting to the LS industry working at the intersection of business and technology. He has a deep understanding of Life Science organizations commercial business models and sources of competitive advantage. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Gandhi led commercial business technology at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals where he successfully created and executed strategic technology plans in support of the company's growth. He led technology work streams for multiple product launches, enhancing the company's commercial capabilities through modernized technology platforms that extended the reach and impact of digital channels and enabled centralized information access to drive competitive advantage. He also worked with digital therapeutics and marketing teams to identify solutions that fulfill needs of the U.S. market. Previously, he led an analytics and technology division of a life sciences company and helped organizations create and institute innovative analytical decision-making processes and solutions in a vendor product management role.

Professional background

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

Sr. Director, Otsuka Information Technology

Alliance Life Sciences

Vice President, Commercial Analytics and Insights


Director, Product Management

Areas of coverage

Healthcare Analytics Strategy and Innovation (retired)

Life Science Digital R&D and Commercial Strategy and Innovation

Manufacturing Industries Digitalization


B.S., Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

M.S., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Commercial IT Strategy and Execution in Life Sciences

2Brand Marketing, Launch Planning, and Market Access Execution in Life Sciences

3Sales Force Management and Operations in Life Sciences

4Data Management and Analytics in Commercial Life Sciences

5Digital Therapeutics Development and Commercialization