Analyst Profile

Kenneth F. Brant

Kenneth F. Brant

Research Director

17 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience
Durham, NC USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Kenneth Brant covers the manufacturing and natural resources industries within Gartner's Vertical Industries Service for information technology and service providers. He analyzes IT market structure and competition, forecasts IT spending, and tracks key IT demand and supply trends. Mr. Brant advises information technology and service providers targeting the manufacturing and natural resources markets by drawing on his experience and skill sets in strategic planning, international marketing management, market research and competitive intelligence in the IT industry. In addition to his vertical industry market coverage, Mr. Brant has been a founding member of the Smart Machines research community, a founding member of Gartner's CoE for the Internet of Things, and a thought leader on the impact of digital business in industrial market segments.

Areas of Coverage

  • Manufacturing


Previous Experience

Mr. Brant has previously managed Gartner's Enterprise and Supply Chain Management practice within the Software Sector/Business Applications group. He has sponsored and managed manufacturing and collaborative commerce content at Gartner IT symposia and theme conferences. He has also served as the manufacturing research agenda manager for Gartner's Industry Advisory Service (IAS) after spending two years working on business development assignments sponsored by the President of Gartner Research. Mr. Brant joined Gartner in 1999 as an analyst covering the application of technology in manufacturing operations. In the 10 years prior to joining Gartner, he worked for ABB, where he managed strategic planning, market research and business development programs for a Global 100, multinational, manufacturing technology provider.

Professional Background

ABB Industrial Automation, Manager, Strategy & Planning, 10 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

CEO's Special Recognition and Award (for contributions in client engagement and business development) - 2004
Research Excellence Individual Award - 2001
Research Excellence Team Award (for research on the Real-
Winners' Circle (for Sales engagement) - 2003
time Enterprise) - 2002


M.B.A., magna cum laude, Rochester Institute of Technology