Chandana Gopal is the Research Director for IDC’s Future of Intelligence market research and advisory practice. Her core research coverage includes factors that influence enterprise intelligence such as technologies such as artificial intelligence, business intelligence, and data intelligence and cultural elements such as data literacy and knowledge sharing. Based on her background in integration and analytics, her research includes a particular emphasis on how organizations can build enterprise intelligence and use it as a competitive differentiator and growth accelerator.




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

A regular contributor to media outlets like CNBC and vendor press releases