Analyst Profile

Marc Halpern

Marc Halpern

VP Analyst

18 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience

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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration
  • Manufacturing
  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


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

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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