Gartner Expert

Venkatesh Padmanabhan

Sr Director Analyst

Venkatesh Padmanabhan (C.P.) is a member of Gartner's Global Financial Services Industry Research and Advisory team. The primary focus of Mr. Padmanabhan's research is P&C/nonlife insurance, covering core platforms, including legacy modernization, vendor selection, and other important technology decisions facing P&C CIOs.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Padmanabhan has worked at major P&C carriers in North America in various roles ranging from Engineer, Delivery Lead, Distribution Strategy, and Enterprise Architecture. He brings years of experience in the P&C business as well as implementation of large core systems. He has also played the role of interim-CIO for smaller subsidiaries of his parent company.

Professional background

CNA Financial Corp.

Principal Architect

Allstate Insurance Company

Lead Architect

Areas of coverage

Financial Services Digital Business Strategy and Innovation

Financial Services Technology Modernization and Transformation


M.S. in Communication Systems Strategy & Mgmt., Northwestern University, Evanston IL

B.Engg, SRM University, India

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Insurance trends driving IT investment

2Insurance core platform trends and implementation best practices

3Managing legacy modernization initiatives within insurance

4Developing an insurance system architecture roadmap