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Vivek R Swaminathan

VP, Team Manager

Vivek Swaminathan is a Vice President of Peer and Practitioner Research for midsize enterprises at Gartner. Mr. Swaminathan's team supports a peer network of CIOs at midsize companies with tools, benchmarks and case studies designed to empower small IT teams to do big things. Prior to this role, he served in a number of research and advisory roles supporting IT teams within Gartner network. He began his Gartner career as a Research Associate, where he developed research for heads of PMO and Applications, focusing on project management and talent. In 2009, he transitioned to an executive advisory role for midsize companies. During his time at Gartner, he has led countless advisory conversations, tailored workshops and leadership briefings for CIOs and other senior IT executives.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Swaminathan was a consultant with PeopleSoft's professional services group supporting HR and financials' ERP implementations.

Professional background

Corporate Executive Board

CIO Research Group


Professional Services Group

Areas of coverage

Midsize Enterprise IT Leadership

IT Cost Optimization (retired)

Digital Disruption and Innovation (retired)

Leading the Next-Generation Workforce (retired)


Master of Science, Global Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science

Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Information Systems, University of Texas at Austin

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1IT strategy

2IT talent hiring and development

3PMO and portfolio management

4Risk management and cybersecurity

5IT sourcing

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