Author Profile

Marc Kerremans

Marc Kerremans

VP Analyst

9 years at Gartner,  34 years' experience

Location:  RI USA  |  Language(s):  Dutch, English, French

Roles and Responsibilities

Marc Kerremans works as a VP of at Gartner, specializing in business operations management (formerly BPM) as a management discipline and source of technological innovation. Mr. Kerremans researches technology providers, technology futures, the role of business models, business operations models, process models, and user best practices (including the organizational impact and multidisciplinary competency centers). He recently started new research areas on process mining, business operations models and systems, introducing the concept of a digital twin of an organization (DTO), digitalops, autonomic operations, and autonomic business.


Previous Experience

Before this position, Mr. Kerremans worked as an independent Market Analyst/Management Consultant in different industries covering areas such as BPM, performance management, organizational transformation and strategic orientation. Services have been delivered to large international organizations (Capgemini, Getronics, Deloitte, Shell, ING, the European Commission, DSM, RJR Tobacco, Belgacom and Trespa) as well as to IT vendor companies (VisionWaves, AuraPortal, Everest, IBM, Oracle, IDS Sheer, Appian and EMC) in business-related areas and IT areas. Prior to these independent activities, he worked for three years at Gartner as a Research Director in Gartner Research, specializing in BPM as a management discipline and source of technological innovation. Before this position, he worked as an independent consultant for Getronics and Hessenatie Logistics (a logistics services provider), where he initiated and implemented operational initiatives in different industries (government, insurance, tax and legal, utilities, FMCG and transportation), and implemented one of the first 4PL initiatives. Before these independent activities, he worked for Soft Cell (a European ERP vendor), where he conceptualized and architected a procurement application based on BPM technology that can be regarded as one of the first commercially available leading-edge BPM applications. Prior to entering the IT sector, he held several business-oriented managerial positions (CIO, Assistant COO, CFO) in diverse industries.

Professional Background

  • Marker Consulting, Owner/Managing Director, 15 years
  • Spruyt Plastics, CFO, 3 years
  • VisionWaves, Business Solutions Strategist, 4 years


  • B.S., Sociology, UFSIA Antwerp
  • Formerly Ph.D. student, BPM, Catholic University of Leuven
  • M.S., Advanced Statistics - Postgraduate, University of Edinburgh/University of Antwerp
  • M.S., Business Administration, UFSIA Antwerp
  • M.S., Doctorandus Applied Economics, University of Antwerp

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • PMP (Project Management Institute)