Analyst Profile

Manjunath Bhat

Manjunath Bhat

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  21 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Manjunath (Manju) Bhat is a Research VP covering practices, technologies and tools related to DevOps, SRE, cloud, automation, software engineering and open-source software. Mr. Bhat advises clients on a range of software engineering and platform engineering initiatives that cross over application development and infrastructure engineering boundaries. Manjunath regularly advises clients on how to apply software engineering practices to infrastructure delivery and drive higher business value from cloud-enabled innovation. He sees the shift from project to product based operating models alongside a transition to cloud native architectures as two tectonic shifts affecting DevOps. In addition, he is actively involved in the future of work research initiatives.

Manjunath Bhat's Recent Gartner Activity

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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

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)


Master's Degree, Software Systems



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