Gartner Expert

Ramesh Marimuthu

Sr Director Analyst

Ramesh Marimuthu is a Senior Director in the telecom industry research organization. His research is focused on many aspects of service provider and telecom supplier business - product management, marketing, sales, network & IT infrastructure, sourcing, and innovation. The areas of focus include SD-WAN, managed services, telco cloud, SDN, NFV, OSS, BSS, 5G, IoT, Digital, Analytics, network automation and other emerging technology trends such as open-source adoption etc. Product leaders, CTOs, CIOs, sourcing leaders, at CSPs and suppliers would be interested in his research.

Previous experience

Mr. Marimuthu brings over three decades of telecom industry experience, with CSPs and suppliers in the areas of infrastructure, products, innovation, sales, marketing and sourcing. He led CSP infrastructure and product transformation throughout his career.

He is a prolific innovator with 14+ patents for innovative products and software applications. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Marimuthu held various technical and executive management roles with industry leading CSPs and NEPs. His CSP experience includes Network Infrastructure Strategy, Planning, and Architecture, Network Operations, Marketing and Product Management, Sourcing and Sales. His NEP experience includes Product Management, Sales, Business Development, and Account Management. He also worked as an independent management consultant advising clients on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).

Professional background


VP Sales


Senior Director

British Telecom


Areas of coverage

Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Product Development

Industry Strategy Execution (retired)

Industry Product Planning (retired)

Industry Markets and Technologies


M.B.A, Technology Management and Finance, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, United States, Won Provost's Award for Academic Excellence

M.S, Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, United States, Won Dean's Outstanding Scholar Award

M.B.A in Marketing and Bachelor in Electronics and Communications Engg.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1CSP and Vendor - Wireless Infrastructure Transformation Strategies and Planning

2CSP, Vendor and Investor - Open-Source Initiatives, and Emerging Technology Vendors

3CSP - Strategies for Growth and Operational Efficiency

4CSP, Vendor and Investor - IoT, M2M, and Smart Cities

5CSP, Vendor and Investor - Product Strategies, Marketing, Life Cycle Management and Innovation