Gartner Tech and Service Providers Expert

Rajesh Kandaswamy

Distinguished VP Analyst

Rajesh Kandaswamy is a Chief of Research (CoR) and a Gartner Fellow in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research practice. Mr. Kandaswamy's responsibilities include helping establish the direction of research for emerging technologies. His research focus includes composable business, emerging technologies, blockchain (including distributed ledger, tokenization, smart contracts), and strategic technology trends. He has been frequently quoted in leading publications on 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 - Mobile Programs

Bearing Point

Senior Manager


Technology Manager

Areas of coverage

Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Product Planning

Go-to-Market Strategy

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

Foundations of Product Development


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

1Composable Business - what it is, how it impacts TSPs, how to develop a strategy, how to apply it in products & services and how to market it.

2Blockchain (including distributed ledger, tokenization, and smart contracts) - impact on TSPS, current trends, market direction, how to develop a strategy and market it.

3Key emerging technologies, their value, impact on TSPs, and how can Gartner help TSPs

4Key trends impacting TSPs (strategic trends, disruptive trends, etc.) - what are the key trends and how should TSPs apply them.

5Other blockchain aspects (use-cases, adoption, competition) and areas (use-cases, adoption, trends, etc.)

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