Analyst Profile
Marc Halpern
Marc Halpern
Research VP
Stamford, CT USA
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Years of Experience
14 years at Gartner
26 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Enterprise Business Applications & ERP
Application Development & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Marc Halpern, P.E., Ph.D., focuses on design, engineering, and product life cycle management strategies and software applications in the manufacturing Verticals unit. His coverage spans software applications and best practices for discrete manufacturing and process manufacturing industries. Discrete manufacturing industries served include aerospace, automotive, industrial, durable consumer goods, medical devices, and industrial equipment. Process industries served involve formula-based packaged goods such as food and beverages, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
Previous Experience
Prior to Gartner, Dr. Halpern had experience in most facets of design and engineering software. He was one of the earliest developers of Ansys computer-aided engineering software which he also supported with training and consulting services. As a practicing engineer, Dr. Halpern worked in the defense industry where he was engaged in design and analysis work which involved development of leading edge simulation capabilities. This background was the foundation upon which he continues to advance concepts of product lifecycle management that extend into evolving capabilities in systems engineering, product portfolio management, and product cost estimating.
Professional Background
D. H. Brown Associates, Director of Research: Engineering, Manufacturing, and Design, 10 years
Structural Dynamics Research Corp. (now Siemens), Application Engineer, 2 years
Weidlinger Associates, Senior Research Engineer, 5 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Global Achievement Award, 2011
Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2006
B.S., Engineering, Brown University
M.S., Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Registered professional engineer in the state of New York

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Vendor Rating: Infor 08-Sep-2014 Alexander Drobik, Nigel Montgomery, Massimo Pezzini, Kimberly Collins, Nigel Rayner, Marc Halpern, Kristian Steenstrup, Tim Payne, Tiffani Bova, John E. Van Decker, Christian Hestermann, Joseph Neapolitan, Ron Hanscome
Lessons Learned From Cloud in Manufacturing Industries 27-Aug-2014 Dale Hagemeyer, Thilo Koslowski, Marc Halpern, Don Scheibenreif, Michael Shanler
Product Innovation Platforms: The Foundation of Product Design and PLM in the Digital Business Era 13-Aug-2014 Marc Halpern
Dassault's Quintiq Buy Will Converge Design, Planning and Execution 31-Jul-2014 Tim Payne, C. Dwight Klappich, Marc Halpern
Hype Cycle for Discrete Manufacturing and PLM, 2014 25-Jul-2014 Marc Halpern, Simon F Jacobson, Janet Suleski