Analyst Profile

Marc Halpern

Marc Halpern

VP Analyst

23 years at Gartner,  35 years industry experience

Location:  USA  | Language(s):  English

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. Discrete manufacturing industries served include aerospace, automotive, industrial, durable consumer goods, medical devices and industrial equipment. He also covers building information modeling and digital twins.


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 life cycle 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


  • B.S., Engineering, Brown University
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical engineers
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Registered professional engineer in the state of New York

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers,2019
  • Gartner Global Achievement Award, 2011
  • Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award,Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, 2019