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Rajesh Kandaswamy
Research Director
1 years at Gartner
20 years IT Industry

Rajesh Kandaswamy covers the banking industry for technology and service providers. His focus areas within banking include retail banking, credit cards, payments, mortgage, consumer and commercial lending, risk management, and technology finance. His primary technology areas are mobile banking, mobile and cloud payments, channel convergence, digital strategy, big data analytics, core banking, program governance, and outsourcing. Read Full Bio

Combinatorial Digital Innovation Will Become Vital To Make the Most of Digital In the Next Decade

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  November 25, 2019

Digital is more than an overarching phenomenon that transforms the economic and social fabric of society. It also forms the underlying foundation for new technologies to emerge and flourish – technologies that assume a digital societal infrastructure for the technology to be useful and fulfill its potential. This infrastructure combines digital data, ubiquitous connectivity, inexpensive […]

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China and USA in Blockchain – The Program And The Spreadsheet

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  October 29, 2019

Blockchain adoption in enterprises is still in its infancy, but I notice a difference in how enterprises approach blockchain projects in these China and the USA. The recent comments by the President of China, Xi Jinping encouraging the Chinese industry to “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain led me to write this post based on […]

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How will a future organization look like? Seeking your input.

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  February 5, 2019

We have recently launched a new project on “Future of Organizations”, through the Gartner Fellows program. We would like to share the concept with you and seek your input. Please email me directly at rajesh.kandaswamy@gartner.com or DM me at @rajeshkan. We would love to get your input on this. Here is the concept: Every industrial […]

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Technology Workers Can Pay More Attention To How Their Work Affects Society – 3 Suggestions For 2019

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  December 29, 2018

Many of us have chosen technology as a career – driven by its promise of offering a financially rewarding career and also by the belief that technology makes the world better. We do not tax ourselves every day by checking if what we are working on serves a societal need, but carry on with the […]

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“Blockchain Technology Spectrum” – Special Report Published

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  October 25, 2018

We are pleased to share that Gartner’s Blockchain Center of Excellence has published its third special report on blockchain – “Blockchain Technology Spectrum: A Gartner Theme Insight Report”. This special report focuses on technology and includes models & frameworks, applications & data and also risk & security and has more than 25+ research notes in total. Similar to […]

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Blockchain – Add A Dose Of Future In Your Plan

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  June 12, 2018

Blockchain technologies are evolving rapidly, but are still not ready for mission-critical enterprise applications that need high performance. Curious enterprises that start to investigate quickly come to realize that and wonder if they should shelve blockchain initiatives for now in favour of other technology initiatives where the technology is more mature. Since there is always […]

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Blockchain – Decentralization or Bust?

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  May 21, 2018

Blockchain came from bitcoin. Bitcoin is about decentralization. So, Blockchain is about decentralization. And, blockchain cannot survive without decentralization. That’s how the narrative goes. But, is it really true? Let us look at both these points, especially the second one a little more. With regard to the first one, we just do not have enough […]

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Blockchain-Based Transformation – Gartner’s Second Special Report on Blockchain

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  March 28, 2018

On behalf of the Blockchain community at Gartner, David Furlonger and I are pleased to share with you that the second special report on blockchain, “Blockchain-Based Transformation: A Gartner Trend Insight Report”, has been published. This special report comes at a crucial juncture – blockchain offers the promise of radical transformation across businesses and even […]

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Launching Gartner’s New Blockchain Key Initiative

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  February 5, 2018

Blockchain technology promises a new paradigm in computing that can impact markets, businesses and even society and the hype remains high. Blockchain was the most searched term by our clients on the Gartner research portal in 2017. But, successful implementations are rare and most organizations are just starting to explore how they can make use […]

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Will Blockchain Help China Catch-up To India In The IT Market?

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  June 15, 2017

In enterprise technology outsourcing market, India has been the dominant story in the last two decades. This has led to a flourishing IT services industry and a much smaller one in software. China plays a much larger role in manufacturing and is not nearly as strong in IT services and software. But in blockchain technologies, […]

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