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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

What Can “La Di Da Di” Teach Us About Combinatorial Digital Innovation And The Importance Of Preserving Old Ideas.

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  February 11, 2020

In a previous post, I wrote about the growing importance of combinatorial digital innovation. The research note “Seize the Technology Advantage With Combinatorial Digital Innovation” (for clients) expands on this and offers three ways to achieve it. Today is “National Inventor’s Day” in USA and I thought I will share something I recently learned in this […]

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Questions from our children – 1. Did you do all you can with digital to distribute prosperity more equitably?

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  January 7, 2020

This is an expansion of the first question from my earlier post – “What will our children ask us about how we used digital? Digital technologies and its powerful offshoot, the Internet, have given us scores of products and services and opened new markets. Further, most of the economy has been transformed by these technologies. […]

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What will our children ask us about how we used digital?

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  January 2, 2020

I recently read an interesting article in the Economist – ‘What will horrify your children?’, a thought experiment on what future generations will chide us on how we behaved, what we failed to do or did in excess. That made me think about how they will judge us on what we did with digital technologies. […]

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Introducing Research – Top Emerging Technology Predictions for Technology and Service Providers (TSPs)

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  December 10, 2019

Emerging technologies play a large role in helping TSPs build competitive advantages, win new business, grow margins and capture a larger market share. It is vital for decision-makers at TSPs to look ahead on what technologies are emerging, their impact and plan now. Gartner has invested in a new team that focuses exclusively on research […]

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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 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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