Gartner Expert

Atul R Dighe

VP Analyst

Atul Dighe has over 27 years of experience advising large corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies on questions on strategy, innovation, and the future. As a leader of the strategy, innovation, and insights research teams at Gartner, Mr. Dighe works with thousands of the world's largest and most progressive organizations to enhance their strategic ability to positively impact change.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Dighe authored over 20 major industry-wide trends and scenarios studies for trade associations in the health care, building and construction, and technology sectors. He is the co-author of the best-selling book Exploring the Future and was and still is often quoted for his views on strategy, innovation, scenario planning, emerging business opportunities, and acquisitions in publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, and Money Magazine.

Professional background

Our Future Today

Founder & Chief Futurist

Institute for Alternative Futures

Senior Futurist

Areas of coverage

New Product Development

R&D Leadership, Operations and Management

R&D Portfolio Management

CHRO Effectiveness


M.S., Studies of the Future, University of Houston

B.B.A., Corporate Finance, The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Using Megatrends/Scenarios to Identify New Growth and Product Opportunities and Enable Actionable Ideation

2Creating a Healthy and Robust Innovation Portfolio Strategy by Crafting a High Quality Portfolio Decision Making Process

3Leading C-Suite Alignment on Future Growth Prioritization and Transformational Innovation

4Identifying Articulated and Unarticulated Consumer Needs and Insights to Drive New Product Development

5Enabling Speed to Market for New Products/Services/Business Models by Overcoming Cross-Silo Barriers