Gartner Expert

Philip Walsh

Sr Principal Analyst

Philip Walsh is a Senior Principal Analyst in the Software Engineering Practice. He helps software engineering leaders develop and implement strategies to build a world-class software engineering organization. He focuses on the impact of generative AI on software development, including developer experience and productivity, as well as leadership and organizational design.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner Philip was a philosophy professor. He earned his PhD in philosophy, and has published and taught on topics including philosophy of mind and cognitive science, as well as the ethics of emerging technology.

Professional background

Fordham University

Post-doctoral fellow

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles

Assistant Professor

University of California, Irvine

Assistant Professor

Areas of coverage

Software Engineering Technologies

Artificial Intelligence

Software Engineering Practices

Software Engineering Leadership

Build a World-Class Software Engineering Organization


PhD, Philosophy, University of California, Irvine

MA, Eastern Classics, St. John's College

BA, Philosophy, Villanova University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Impact of generative AI on software engineering