Gartner Tech and Service Providers Expert

Rajesh Kandaswamy

VP Analyst

Rajesh Kandaswamy is a Chief of Research (CoR) and a Gartner Fellow in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research practice. As a CoR, Mr. Kandaswamy's responsibilities include helping establish the direction of research for emerging technologies and industries. He also co-leads blockchain research enterprisewide at Gartner. His Gartner Fellows research is on how technology will radically transform the concept of an organization.

Prior to this role, he was the lead analyst for covering banking, securities and fintech for the Technology and Service practice at Gartner. He has been frequently quoted in leading publication blockchain, fintech and banking.

Previous experience

In his career earlier, Mr. Kandaswamy has held senior leadership roles in managing financial services technology at Citigroup and Bearing Point.

Professional background


Senior Vice President - Head of Mobile PMO

Bearing Point

Senior Manager


Technology Manager

Areas of coverage

Blockchain (retired)

Industry Product Planning


M.B.A., University of Michigan

B.E., Computer Science, University of Chennai, India

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Evolution of emerging technologies and its impact on products, markets and ecosystems.

2Evolution of blockchain and its impact on business and technologies across industries.

3How product leaders and other executives should look to exploit blockchain.

4How digital technologies will radically alter markets, industries and organizations.

5Emerging approaches in technology innovation applied to business.

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