Author Profile

Manjunath Bhat

Manjunath Bhat

VP Analyst

8 years at Gartner,  23 years' experience

Location:  Singapore  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Manjunath (Manju) Bhat is a Research VP in the software engineering practice covering technologies and practices related to DevSecOps, Generative AI, cloud-native application development and software supply chain security. Mr. Bhat advises clients on a range of software engineering and platform engineering initiatives that cross over application development, security and platform engineering boundaries. Manjunath advises clients on how to leverage Generative AI to improve software engineering practices. He is currently working on research around improving developer experience using AI Coding assistants, platform engineering and GitOps.


Previous Experience

Mr. Bhat architected and designed mobile security and the AirWatch EMM software in his previous position. He was the head of engineering at AirWatch by VMware India Technologies. He joined the company as the first employee and built the R&D organization from the ground up. His expertise includes building scalable,fault-tolerant,load-balanced, high volume, mission-critical transactional systems. He Was responsible for the technical architecture of warehouse automation software that powered one of the world's biggest warehouses in North America.

Professional Background

  • Manhattan Associates Inc., Senior Manager, Design of Warehouse Automation Software, 4 years
  • Manhattan Associates India R&D Center, Development Manager, 4 years
  • VMware, Director, R&D, 5 years


  • Master's Degree, Software Systems

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Co-inventor on patents for:
  • Decoupling and relocating bookmarks and annotations from files (US20180307660A1)
  • Distributing security codes through a restricted communications channel (US9819670B2)
  • Lead Inventor for USPTO patents (Granted):
  • Searching content associated with multiple applications (US10051045B2)
  • Secure conversation and document binder (US10021050B2)