Analyst Profile

Carlton Sapp

Carlton Sapp

Managing Vice President

6 years at Gartner,  26 years industry experience

Location:  VA USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Carlton Sapp is the Managing Vice President for the Data Analytics for Technical Professionals team. In addition to managing the data analytics team in Gartner for Technical Professionals, Dr. Sapp provides guidance on systems engineering, digital engineering, digital threads, digital twin, model-based systems engineering, edge intelligence, artificial intelligence, machine learning, modern data management strategies, data ingestion strategies, streaming analytics, data integration and IoT analytics. Dr. Sapp provides data-driven insights and design strategies based on more than 25 years of practical project experience and research. He is known for using systems thinking approaches to solve complex technical and business challenges.


Previous Experience

In previous roles, Dr. Sapp designed digital assets, agent-based systems, digital twins, data analytics architectures, advanced analytics architectures, data integration strategies, distributed compute systems, service-oriented architectures, event-based architectures and machine learning algorithms.

Professional Background

  • Department of Defense Contracts, Technology, Research, 14 years
  • IBM, Consultant, 3 years
  • National Science Foundation, Information Systems, 3 years


  • B.S., Business Management, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Information Systems Technology, George Washington University
  • Naval Academy-NAPS, Naval War College, Newport, RI
  • Ph.D., Systems Engineering, George Washington University

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