Analyst Profile

Mark Hung

Mark Hung

Research VP

5 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Mark Hung is a Research VP at Gartner, where he covers wireless technologies and leads Gartner's IoT research agenda on technology providers. In this role, he focuses on how emerging wireless trends are transforming and disrupting a number of industries, including mobile, computing, communications and IoT. His recent research has focused on the IoT ecosystem, Bluetooth LE and iBeacons, indoor location, NFC and mobile payments, and wireless technologies spanning from the PAN (NFC and Bluetooth), to LAN (Wi-Fi/WiGig and ZigBee), and WAN (LTE/5G and LPWA). With his technical and entrepreneurial background, Mr. Hung has advised many Fortune 500 companies and government organizations on their strategic planning, product positioning, go-to-market strategy and competitive analysis. He is frequently quoted in the leading publications and media outlets, including BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

Areas of Coverage

  • Semiconductors


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hung was the director of strategic marketing for Atheros Communications, where he was responsible for product marketing and diversification strategies for the company. Mr. Hung was also co-founder and director of IT operations of Ingenuity Systems, a pioneering bioinformatics SaaS company whose products have become the de facto standard in the functional genomics research community. Ingenuity was sold to QIAGEN in 2013 for more than $100 million. He has also served as a member of the board of directors for the Wi-Fi Alliance. Mr. Hung has been a key participant in the development of a number of groundbreaking technologies, including Fast Ethernet, 10G Metro Ethernet and 802.11n. He has more than 20 years of experience in the communications IC and systems industry, including positions at Atheros Communications, Infineon Technologies, ZettaCom, 3Com and Nortel Networks.

Professional Background

Atheros Communications, Director of Strategic Marketing, 5 years
Ingenuity Systems, Co-founder and Director of Operations, 3 years
ZettaCom, Director of Marketing and Business Development, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Golden Quill Award, 2011
Stanford BASES Business Plan Award, 1998


B.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University


Chinese - Mandarin
Chinese - Taiwanese