Gartner Expert

Benoit J. Lheureux

VP Analyst

Benoit Lheureux is a Research VP in Gartner Research for the Application Innovation group. Mr. Lheureux is a Specialist in IoT digital twins and also focuses on IoT overall, IoT platforms, IoT integration and IoT architecture. Typical discussions with clients revolve around implementing end-to-end IoT solutions, the role of digital twins and their relationship to evolving business applications. He also focuses on how to address IoT integration and the role of IoT platforms for device management and integration.

Previous experience

Mr. Lheureux has 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he was a Senior Architect for BeXcom, where he helped design collaborative applications for deployment in B2B e-commerce scenarios. Before that, he worked at NCR, where, as a Senior Consulting Analyst, he helped Fortune 50 corporations architect their distributed computing solutions, as well as deploy and tune massively parallel database applications. Prior to that, he was a Software Engineer and developed distributed database tools, gateways and lock managers.

Professional background


Consulting Analyst

Areas of coverage

Application Leaders

Integration Architecture and Platforms (retired)


B.S., Computer Science, San Diego State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are best practices for implementing scalable IoT business solutions?

2What are digital twins, and what is their role in IoT solutions and business applications?

3What are the unique challenges of integrating IoT projects with existing applications and data?

4How must your integration strategy change to address pervasive integration requirements?

5What role do IoT and digital twins play in the future of applications?