Analyst Profile

Bill Swanton

Bill Swanton

Distinguished VP Analyst

26 years at Gartner ,  43 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

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 digital business technology platform, enterprise agile governance and budgeting, product management of applications, and software engineering strategy and practices.


Previous Experience

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.

Professional Background

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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