Gartner Expert

Uko Tian

Sr Principal Analyst

Uko Tian is a Senior Principal Analyst for the Gartner Technology and Service Provider research group. Based in Beijing, Ms. Tian focuses on Gartner's quantitative innovation research, with a primary focus on servers and software-defined storage. She researches and advises end users, technology providers and investors on emerging trends in data center infrastructure, including hyperconverged infrastructure, integrated systems, SDS, hyperscale buyers and disrupting vendors, such as ODMs. She also delivers the quarterly statistics and forecast on servers and integrated system.

Previous experience

Ms. Tian has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Her background prior to Gartner includes professional consulting, marketing program management, project management and application development.

Professional background

Pilot Marketing Management Consulting

Senior Consultant

China Hewlett-Packard

Marketing Program Manager

IDC China

Senior Analyst

Areas of coverage

Go-to-Market Strategy

Messaging and Differentiation

Marketing Planning and Performance

Technology Market Essentials


M.B.A., Peking University

B.S., Applied Mathematics

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are Chinese data center hardware market dynamics, and how competitive is the evolving landscape?

2How to grow data center business in China (technology provider)?

3What DC technology should I invest in, and how can I get the best deal at negotiation stage? (End user)

4Which future data center technologies will flourish, and which will decline?

5Asia/Pacific server market forecast.