Gartner Expert

Saher Mahmood

Principal Analyst

Saher Mahmood is a Principal analyst and works within the CIO Research group at Gartner, as a member of the Government and Education team. She supports K-12 Education CIOs globally with research and advice on Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Student Information Systems (SIS). She also covers Digital Assessments and Remote Proctoring for both, K-12 and higher education clients.

Previous experience

Consultant on FutureSkills PRIME - a public-private partnership project for re-skilling and up-skilling of IT manpower on emerging technologies.

Played a key role as part of the core team at the nodal ministry in the initial launch and roll-out of the programme.

Professional background

Ministry of Electronics & IT (Govt. of India)


Areas of coverage

Education Digital Transformation and Innovation

Education Technology Optimization and Modernization


M.Phil, University of Delhi

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the current trends in K-12 Learning Management Systems?

2What are the best practices to implement a new SIS?

3Who are the top vendors in different geographies for K-12 LMS and SIS?

4What are the latest trends in Digital Assessments and who are the top vendors, globally?

5What are the latest trends in Remote Proctoring and who are the top vendors, globally?