Gartner Expert

Partha Iyengar

Distinguished VP Analyst

Partha Iyengar is VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CEO Research team. He is also the Country Leader - Research, India. His research interests cover areas of strategic interest to CEOs and their direct reports, including digital business, digital business maturity assessments, customer experience, expectations of the CIO and IT organization, and globalization issues, including Global Insourced Centers (GICs).

Mr. Iyengar is a frequent and much sought-after speaker and presenter at numerous Gartner and external forums, as well as for various government organizations in India, China and other countries. He is extensively quoted in the local, national and international press; was interviewed on the U.S. CBS News show "60 Minutes"; was a panelist on a CNN International panel discussion on the future of IT; and also participated in the BBC panel discussion on IT in emerging markets. He is the co-author of a book published by Harvard Business School Press on India and China strategies, titled "IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation."

Mr. Iyengar served for three years as a nonexecutive director on the board of directors of State Bank of India, India's largest bank and one of the world's largest financial institutions.

Previous experience

Mr. Iyengar has more than 30 years of experience in the field of IT, including in the U.S., where he has held senior technical and managerial positions at major U.S. corporations, including Gartner. Prior to setting up Gartner operations in India, his previous positions in the U.S. include director of Applications Development (AD) within Gartner's internal IT department, in Stamford, Connecticut. In this position, he had responsibility for conceptualizing, developing, maintaining and managing Gartner's entire internal and client-facing applications portfolio. Prior to joining Gartner, he had a very successful stint as CEO and principal consultant of his own consulting organization in the U.S., where he provided consulting assistance to major corporations in the areas of application design, architecture, standards, software process control and overall AD methodology. He has also worked at the Fortune 100 consumer goods company, James River Corporation, and prior to that in the manufacturing segment at UNC Aerospace.

Professional background


Director, Applications Development, IS&T

TOKINO Technologies

Founder, President & Principal Consultant

Info Technology Advisor (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Founder, President & CEO (Country Manager, Gartner - India)

Areas of coverage

CIO Technology and Innovation Leadership

CIO Role Evolution

Gartner Research Board for Global CIOs

CHRO Effectiveness

Executive Leadership: Digital Business


M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York

M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey

B.E., College of Engineering, Pune, India

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1CEO/CIO Issues - Digital Business/Digital Business Maturity Asessments

2CEO/CIO Issues - Composable Business

3CEO/CIO Issues - Expectations of CIO and Business Value of IT

4CEO/CIO Issues - Global Insourced Centers (GIC)

5CEO/CIO Issues - Customer Engagement Value