Partha Iyengar is VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner’s CEO Research team. Also, he is the Country Leader – Research, India. His research interests cover areas of strategy for CEOs and their direct reports, including digital business, customer experience, expectations of the CIO and IT organisation, and globalisation issues. Mr. Iyengar is a frequent and much sought-after speaker and presenter at numerous Gartner and external forums, as well as various government organisations in India, China and other countries. He is extensively quoted in the local, national and international press, and was interviewed on the U.S. CBS News show ’60 Minutes’. Furthermore, he was a panellist on a CNN International panel discussion on the future of IT, and also participated in the BBC panel discussion on IT in emerging markets. He is the co-author of a book published by Harvard Business School Press on India and China strategies, titled ‘IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation.’ Mr. Iyengar served for three years as a non-executive director on the board of directors of State Bank of India, India’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions.
Also, he has received the reputable Architect of Indian Industry Award from the Poona Business School.
Mr. Iyengar has more than 30 years of experience in the field of IT, including in the U.S., where he has held senior technical and managerial positions at major U.S. corporations, including Gartner. Prior to setting up Gartner operations in India, his previous positions in the U.S. include director of Applications Development (AD) within Gartner’s internal IT department, in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to joining Gartner, he had a very successful stint as CEO and principal consultant of his own consulting organisation, TOKINO Technologies in the U.S.