Iyengar, Partha

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Iyengar, Partha


Education: College of Engineering, Pune, India, B.E.; New Jersey Institute of Technology, M.S.; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.B.A.


Home—Pune, India.


Researcher and writer. TOKINO Technologies Corporation, founder, CEO, president, and principal consultant; Gartner, Inc., Stamford, CT, director, applications development; Gartner Research, Pune, India, research vice president.


Architect of Indian Industry Award, Poona Business School.


(With James M. Popkin) IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation, Harvard Business School Press (Boston, MA), 2007.


Researcher and writer Partha Iyengar has more than twenty years of experience in the information technology industry, specializing in outsourcing and application development and integration. Most recently, Iyengar has served as vice president and research director at Gartner Research in Pune, India, where he has covered applications development and offshore outsourcing. He speaks fluent English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, and Tamil, and is a frequent presenter for various organizations in India and abroad.

In 2007, Iyengar published his first book, IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation, written with James M. Popkin. The authors argue that countries in Asia, specifically China and India, are now driving high-tech innovation through outsourcing and by rapidly training new engineers. The authors also note that the market for technology within these two nations is growing rapidly and speculate that over the next ten years, collaboration between India and China will pose significant problems and competition for Western technology companies. Overall, critics responded positively to IT and the East. Some reviewers appreciated Popkin and Iyengar's detailed coverage of their subject. The book "stands out in offering clear analysis of both countries' strengths and weaknesses," wrote Robin Tatu in a review for Prism. Others noted the book's persuasive and well-researched point of view. IT and the East is a "well-argued book," wrote Financial Executive contributor Jeffrey Marshall.



Financial Executive, October, 2007, Jeffrey Marshall, review of IT and the East: How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation, p. 14.

Reference & Research Book News, August, 2007, review of IT and the East.


Business Line,http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ (May 14, 2007), Charlie Adith, author interview.

Business Trends Quarterly,http://www.btquarterly.com/ (April 30, 2008), "Chindia Sweeps the Sourcing Space," interview with James Popkin and Partha Iyengar.

China Outsourcing Summit,http://www.chinaoutsourcingsummit.com/ (April 30, 2008), author profile.

CSC World,http://www.csc.com/ (October 20, 2007), "First Hand: IT and the East," interview with James Popkin and Partha Iyengar.

Gartner Research,http://www.gartner.com/ (April 30, 2008), author profile.

Prism,http://www.prism-magazine.org/ (September, 2007), Robin Tatu, review of IT and the East.

Trade Fairs and Conferences International,http://www.tfci.com/ (April 30, 2008), author profile.