Gartner Expert

Mark Atwood

Managing Vice President

Mark Atwood is a Research Managing Vice President and leads the Organizational Development and Healthcare and Life Sciences Team. Mark advises clients along a number of fronts, including 1) Cybersecurity for the Supply Chain, 2) Gartner Supply Chain Benchmarking tools and capabilities, 3) Gartner Supply Chain Maturity Assessment tools (ie Supply Chain Score,) and 4) helping clients understand his team's coverage and topic areas

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Atwood was VP of Research Events Programs at Gartner. In this role, he was responsible for the global strategy and collaboration behind research content and analyst interaction programs at Gartner Events. He also led agenda program management and content production support for Research's participation in the global Symposia series.

Prior to his role at Gartner, he led AMR's Custom Research and Consulting efforts. In this capacity, he and his team designed and executed primary research studies that gave technology provider and supply chain clients deep understanding of customer needs. He joined AMR Research from META Group, where he was a director in the IT vendor practice of META Group Consulting, focusing on voice-of-the-customer primary research in the enterprise portals and mobility spaces.

Prior to META Group, he spent four years in the online marketing and advertising space, developing content and e-commerce offerings targeted at digital consumers. He also worked at Compaq Computer and Digital Equipment in product management and product marketing roles in the desktop workstation division. He began his career as an IT applications programmer, deploying marketing, sales force automation and financial systems for a leading manufacturer of surgical and medical devices.

Professional background

AMR Research

Vice President, Custom Research and Consulting

META Group

Director, IT Vendor Consulting


Director, Global Alliances


M.B.A., Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College

B.A., Cum Laude, English Literature, Middlebury College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Supply chain research programs: Metrics benchmarking, supply chainnovators, maturity assessments

2Cybersecurity for the supply chain

3Overviews on Gartner supply chain industry-specific research

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