Gartner Expert

Xinwei Zhan

Director Analyst

Xinwei Zhan is a Director Analyst within Technology and Service Providers organization based in Gartner's Beijing, China, office. Mr. Zhan delivers research and actionable advice to Product Managers at global Technology and Service Provider organizations as part of the Gartner for Product Teams practice. His research helps Product Managers successfully deliver competitive technology products to market. Mr. Zhan supports Product Managers to build strong partnerships and ecosystems, plan the product strategy and launch new products in countries/regions to achieve revenue growth in Cloud Infrastructure and Network industries. His expertise spans various technologies to include Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) in addition to other cloud infrastructure and enterprise networking technologies.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Zhan had more than 13 years of experience in high-technology markets serving various Industries including Telecom and Retail. At F5, Mr. Zhan was product manager in the global product team to manage ADC Appliance products, he also managed the F5 OEM products for China Market, including identifying addressable market, product planning, product delivery, product lifecycle management, and local customized certifications. Before joining F5, Mr. Zhan worked in Akamai, he was in the product team involved in CDN product landing in China from a commercial and compliance perspective. He also managed the partnership with local partners and Cloud providers. Prior to joining Akamai, Mr. Zhan worked in Ericsson within several departments, including Product Engineering, Service delivery and Product Support in the North East Asia Region.

Professional background


Product Manager


Program Manager


Product Support Manager

Areas of coverage

Product/Service Organization and Leadership

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Product/Service Design and Creation

Product/Service Introduction and Delivery

Product/Service Evolution and Management


China Academy of Telecommunication Technology, Master's degree in Electronics and Communications

Beihang University, Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Regional product strategy and business plan for worldwide technology and service providers

2Agile methodology in Product Management

3Go-to-market strategy

4Product Launch and Customer experience

5Cloud and CDN Compliance in China

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