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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

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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Gartner’s Cool Vendors In Blockchain Platforms

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  June 7, 2017

Last month, I wrote a blog post about our research note, ‘Cool Vendors in Blockchain Applications’, where the focus was on business innovations being built on a blockchain foundation. This month, we wanted to share with you another recent note where the emphasis is on the technology innovations around blockchain. Ray Valdes, Fabio Chesini, Joerg […]

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Blockchain Projects – Just Because You Can Does Not Mean You Should

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  May 17, 2017

Pick up any news article on blockchain and there is a fair chance that it is about how blockchain will revolutionize one industry or the other. The narrative goes somewhat like this – 1. This industry is inefficient 2. We haven’t solved the issues with current technologies 3. Blockchain is new and different 4. Lo and […]

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Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Blockchain Applications

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  May 6, 2017

Blockchain can be more than a technology that solves specific problems. While it may appear to fit neatly to solve some problems (and prove totally unnecessary for many others), blockchain’ s promised capabilities can help it mature into a foundational technology that serves as the basis for many new products and services. This awareness appears […]

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Blockchain – Brought to you by your kids

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  April 29, 2017

When I hear the voices of the blockchain community, it strikes me that they are attempting to build a whole new computing model from first principles. You get the impression that while there is a strong scientific foundation to it, there is little that is borrowed from the vast swaths of technology of a prior […]

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Enterprise Vendors And Blockchain Communities

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  April 19, 2017

I have been in regular touch with enterprise vendors for a while and in the past year, I have engaged with blockchain technology companies and communities. They are 2 worlds – the differences are stark in how they approach the market, what they attempt to solve and how they go about it. While both may […]

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