Sandeep Kumar Sharma

(Senior Research ManagerAI/ML, Analytics, and Enterprise Automation IDC Asia/Pacific)


Based in IDC’s Bangalore office and with over 12 years of business research and consulting
experience, Sandeep manages IDC Asia/Pacific’s research in AI/ML, Analytics, and
Enterprise Automation domains. In this role, he advises tech sellers and buyers (CIOs and
lines of business [LOBs]) on strategic initiatives such as market opportunity assessment,
GTM strategy, digital transformation, services procurement and outsourcing, and others.
Prior to joining IDC India, he worked with Steer Advisors, an investment banking firm in
Mumbai, in which he managed end-to-end advisory engagements in corporate strategy,
business development, mergers & acquisitions, and fundraising. In 2014, he cofounded a
start-up in the e-learning space, Kaabil Bano. Here, he led the strategy and product
development for two years. He has also been associated as a technology industry analyst
for IDC India.
Sandeep holds a Global MBA from EDHEC Business School in France. He obtained a PG
Diploma in Business from Indo-German Training Centre (Bangalore) and a Bachelor’s
degree in Biotechnology from Bangalore University.