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Sid Nag

VP Analyst

Sid Nag is a Vice President in the Technology and Service Provider group at Gartner, focused on cloud services and cloud technologies from the vendor, service provider as well as the buyer perspective. Mr. Nag's areas of focus include public cloud, hybrid cloud, multicloud, CIPS, cloud trends, cloud market insights, cloud product strategy, cloud marketing strategy, cloud go to market, multicloud management services, cloud migration, cloud managed services, cloud networking and hyperscale edge.

Among other cloud-related coverage, he provides thought leadership for the Gartner public-cloud market share and the public-cloud forecast research programs. He is a member of the Gartner Cloud Leadership Council. Mr. Nag is Gartner's most widely quoted analyst in the press including Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Bloomberg. Mr. Nag is currently the Gartner Vendor Lead Analyst (VLA) for Dell and co-VLA for Google.

Previous experience

Mr. Nag came to Gartner from Dell, where he held the role of Senior Director of Enterprise Strategy, driving strategic direction for initiatives with major technology and alliance partners as well as global system integrator for cloud, virtualization and integrated systems. While at Dell, he also spent two years as Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Cloud Services and Networking Consulting Services.

Prior to joining Dell, he spent six years at Cisco in various leadership roles, focused on competitive strategy, business development and technology sales. During his career, he was the Founder and CEO of Prominence Networks, a startup focused on software-defined networking and collaboration technologies. He took Prominence to an exit after seven years, resulting in the sale of the company. Mr. Nag started his career at AT&T Bell Labs, where he held various leadership roles in engineering, research and business development.

Professional background


Sr. Director of Enterprise Strategy, Partners and Alliances


Sr. Manager Competitive Strategy, Sales

Prominence Networks

Founder, CEO and Chairman

Areas of coverage

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Product/Service Design and Creation

Product/Service Introduction and Delivery


M.S., Computer Science, Penn State

B.S., Engineering, IIT Bombay

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cloud Strategy

2Cloud Technologies and Services (Public/Private/Hybrid/Community Clouds)

3Cloud Market and Adoption Trends

4Multicloud Managed Services, Cloud Interconnect, Cloud Marketplace

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