Gartner Expert

Sagar Patel

Director Analyst

Sagar Patel is a Director in the Security and Risk Management Advisory practice at Gartner. He advises Information Technology and Security leadership across the industry spectrum, with current focus on Security Operations, Infrastructure Security and Identity and Access Management as his primary cohorts. He is known for his broad technical and commercial knowledge, end to end solution and service delivery experience, out of the box thinking and problem-solving skills to help organizations defend against the everchanging information and cyber security landscape.

Previous experience

Mr. Patel has more than 18 years of diverse international IT experience in the field of information security, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, mobility, privacy, IT governance and operations, risk assessment, virtualization, networking, solutions architecture and infrastructure engineering. He has strong industry experience across Financial Services, Consulting, Global Events, Managed Service Providers, Higher Education, Broadcasting, News and Print Media amongst others.

Professional background

Refinitiv, London Stock Exchange Group

Director, Risk and Productivity Program Management

T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom

Consultant, Global Security Transformation

Atos, London 2012 Olympics, ODA

Consultant, Architect

Areas of coverage

Security Operations

Identity and Access Management and Fraud Detection

Infrastructure Security

Cyber Risk

Cybersecurity Leadership


B.Eng (Hons) Electronics and Computer Systems, King's College London

Management, Westminster Business School, London

Executive Education, Financial Technologies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cyber Security leadership, Information Security leadership

2In-source/Out-source SOC, Evaluation of SOC, SecOps Program, Technology requirements for a SOC

3Identity and Access Management, Authentication Authorization Accounting, Digital Identity, RBAC

4Cyber Security driven transformation initiatives, RFP/RFQ

5Cloud Security, Network Security, Network Access Control

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