Gartner Expert

Arnold Gao

Sr Director Analyst

Arnold Gao is a Senior Director Analyst of Gartner's Technology Innovation team based out of Shanghai, China. His research covers technology innovation and emerging technologies topics with a focus on China. He also contributes the contextualization of Gartner's signature reports (e.g. Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends and Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies) to provide a global view to Chinese enterprises and advise about what to care/prioritize when facilitating the trends.

Previous experience

Mr. Gao has over 18 years of technology industry experience in consulting and engineering roles. He has been consulting for major organizations in China across industry and government and published articles in relation to AI, Fintech and Industry 4.0.

Prior to Gartner, he was invited by the government bodies and regulators to deliver various Blockchain presentations in connection with the status quo and future outlook of the technology. He has also advised large financial institutions, SOEs in China to explore Blockchain's business use cases and provided advisory services to them.

Professional background




Presales Consultant/System Engineer


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

1Technology vision, innovation and future trends.

2The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends/Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies.

3Blockchain advisory, strategic planning and adoption in real business.

4Legal, compliance, investigation technology topics.

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