Gartner Expert

Takeshi Ikeda

VP Analyst

Takeshi Ikeda focuses on IoT and enterprise networking in Japanese and English; IoT strategy and user/vendor trends in Japan and Japanese vendors; enterprise networking, such as wireless/mobile/fixed networking, data center networking of physical/virtual environments, and network security; and unified communication for enterprises and vendors in Japan.

Mr. Ikeda has more than 22 years of experience in the IT industry. His background is in research of IP networking infrastructure for communications service providers at NTT labs and NTT Communications, product management of data center/managed services at KVH (a Fidelity Investments company in Japan), and marketing of software platforms and development at Microsoft.

Previous experience

Mr. Ikeda has experience in the marketing software developer segment, focusing on good user experience; product management of data center and telecommunications services; and research for IP-oriented telecom service platforms, social and enterprise communication, and virtual reality.

Professional background

Microsoft Japan

Executive Marketing Manager

KVH (Fidelity Investments' IT Vendor in Japan)

Product Manager



Areas of coverage

I&O Digital Workplace Transformation

Planning, Sourcing and Managing Network Infrastructure (retired)

Planning, Selecting and Deploying Unified Communications and Collaboration (retired)

Internet of Things (retired)

Network Security (retired)


Master's degree, Engineering (Control Engineering), Osaka University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What enterprises/vendors should do for IoT?

2What enterprises do with network infrastructure for mobile and cloud era?

3What enterprises do with unified communication infrastructure for digital era?

4What enterprises do with network security for resiliency of business?