Distinguished VP Analyst
28 years at Gartner, 46 years industry experience
Location: Boston, MA USA | Language(s): English
Roles and Responsibilities
Bill Swanton covers application strategy and the business value of IT, including IT benefit realization techniques used by Fortune 1000 companies to expand the value they receive from their application investments. Recent areas of focus have been the developing talent, digital business technology platform, enterprise agile governance and budgeting, product management of applications, and software engineering strategy and practices.
Mr. Swanton came to Gartner through the AMR Research acquisition with a specific focus on how brand owners, contract manufacturers and other suppliers use ERP and other enterprise software to manage global demand-driven supply networks (DDSNs). He also launched AMR Research's product life cycle management (PLM) coverage in 1997. He held numerous product marketing and IT positions and gained experience within the manufacturing software, controls, and automation system markets. He worked in the manufacturing systems division of Kronos. He also worked for ITP Group and its MainStream subsidiary in various consulting and product marketing roles. He began his career at the C.S. Draper Laboratory as a system engineer and software development team leader.
- C.S. Draper Laboratory, Member of Technical Staff, 3 years
- Kronos, Industry Marketing Manager, 3 years
- MainStream Software/ITP Boston, Director of Product Marketing, 10 years
- B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- M.S., Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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