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Chandana Gopal

Research Manager, Business Analytics

Chandana Gopal is Research Manager for IDC Business Analytics software responsible for the advanced and predictive analytics practice.  Ms. Gopal's core research coverage includes the vendor and buyer research in business intelligence and predictive analytics. Based on her background in integration and analytics, Ms. Gopal's research includes a particular emphasis on how analytics is being embedded into many different software applications, and how end users requirements are driving technology design.


Chandana Gopal has been an analyst IDC for several years. Early on as an analyst she covered CRM applications, but more recently her work has been in integration middleware covering markets such as API management, file sync and share, and B2B integration. Ms. Gopal's research specialty includes doing detailed technical evaluations driven by her prior experience in Deloitte Consulting and Wipro Information Systems, where she focused on software implementations and business strategy development.


  • B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Mysore University, India
  • M.B.A in Information Systems from Boston College
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as women in technology events
  • Regular contributor to media outlets like CNBC and vendor press releases
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