Gartner Expert

Mike Gilpin

Managing Vice President

Mike Gilpin is a Managing VP within the Software Engineering Practice, and leads the team of analysts who do research on Software Engineering Strategies and Leadership. His team's research focus is on helping software engineering leaders with the key decisions and initiatives they must undertake due to digital transformation and other important shifts such as product-centric operating models and agile transformation. Mr. Gilpin is also part of the leadership team driving Gartner's high priority initiative to increase its ability to serve the needs of software engineering leaders.

Previous experience

Most recently, Mr. Gilpin worked to transform the delivery approach at a digital agency, to employ a product-centric approach using Lean, Agile and DevOps practices. He has also recently worked to innovate the design and management of enterprise API portfolios.

Professional background


Chief Technology Officer


Chief Customer Officer

Forrester Research

VP, Global Council and Research Director for Application Delivery

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Software Engineering Technologies

Software Engineering Practices


B.A. in Physics from Rice University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Navigate digital transformation, specializing in connecting business strategy to digital experience, architecture and application strategy.

2Manage change, which has to be continuous in this dynamic world we live in. I know how to work the organizational and human dynamics to identify the best destination, and then take us there.

3Evolve software engineering practices to align with critical strategic objectives

4Improve their ability to innovate in their software and other digital operations.

5Develop as an effective leader of a software delivery organization