Gartner Expert

Arnold Gao

VP Analyst

Arnold Gao is a Research Vice President of Gartner's Technology Innovation practice with over 20 years experiences in technology, strategy and consulting roles. Mr. Gao's research focus primarily on innovation, strategic technology trends and emerging technologies, with secondary research interests in sustainability topics and in particular renewable energy.

Previous experience

Mr. Gao joined Gartner in 2019, prior to that he had worked for large consulting organization and technology vendor in a variety of roles, including technology consulting, project management and published thought leadership articles with AI, Fintech and Industry 4.0 topics.

Professional background




Presales Consultant/System Engineer

Areas of coverage

CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership

Executive Leadership: Sustainability

Digital Future

Digital Products and Services


Bachelor's Degree, Software Engineering, East China Normal University

Bachelor's Degree, Optical Information Science, East China Normal University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the top strategic technology trends for the next 3-5 years?

2Mesh Computing, Metaverse, Web 3.0, Digital human

3Technology innovation techniques

4Sustainability, Renewable energy

5How to work with consulting firms to establish partner ecosystem.