23 years at Gartner
22 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Simon Jacobson is a Research Vice President in the Supply Chain Operations team. Simon focuses on the intersection of where manufacturing strategy and IT meet. Simon is pioneering research across the business processes and key technologies driving smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and the factory of the future. His research and insight have helped more than 500 companies balance innovation and core competency when shaping their unique strategies to transform manufacturing's contribution to revenue growth and customer value.
Simon Jacobson's Recent Gartner Activity
Leverage Smart Manufacturing to Drive Productivity and Growth
13 October 2020
Reshape the Future Workforce to Support Smart Manufacturing
22 November 2021
On-Demand & Upcoming Webinars
Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo
27 September 2022 - 29 September 2022
Upcoming Gartner Events
Mr. Jacobson joined Gartner in 2009 with the acquisition of AMR Research. There he led the firm's coverage of strategic manufacturing technologies spanning manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), quality management systems (QMS)--as well as the business strategies that surround them. He was also a member of the team which introduced Manufacturing 2.0 as a framework for next-generation manufacturing and a precursor for today's smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 concepts.
AMR Research, Research Director, 10 years
B.A., University of Vermont