20 years at Gartner
19 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Simon Jacobson is a Vice President in Gartner's Supply Chain Research Organization and covers manufacturing operations. Mr. Jacobson's research and advice helps clients develop transformational roadmaps and implement their strategies for smart manufacturing and Industrie 4.0. This spans the foundational competencies of production systems and metrics to best practices to capture value from IoT, advanced analytics, AI, and other modern technologies for cultivating smart, connected factories and workers of the future. He frequently presents at industry events worldwide and is often quoted in the press.
Simon Jacobson's Recent Gartner Activity
Manufacturing Industry Scenarios in 2023: Customer Requirements and Change Capabilities Drive Innovation Posture
Industrial Supply Chainnovator 2019: Schneider Electric Wins for Developing Digital Competencies
Survey Analysis: Know the Benefits at Different Phases of Digitizing Manufacturing Operations
Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
17 June 2019 - 19 June 2019
Upcoming Gartner Events
Mr. Jacobson previously led Gartner's MES/MOM coverage. He joined Gartner in 2009 with the acquisition of AMR Research where he was a member of the Manufacturing Strategy team which introduced Manufacturing 2.0 as a framework for next-generation manufacturing and precursor to today's Industrie 4.0 and smart manufacturing tenets. The team also developed the core model for enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), which today is the foundation for advanced analytics in manufacturing operations. Mr. Jacobson also led AMR Research's coverage of strategic manufacturing technologies including MES, quality management systems (QMS), environmental health and safety (EH&S), and mid-tier ERP applications.
AMR Research, Research Director, 10 years
Recipient of Money Analyst award for outstanding contributions to sales and business growth: 2009, 2010, 2014
B.A., University of Vermont