Gartner Expert

Vivid Gong

Director Analyst

Vivid Gong is director analyst of CIO Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation in China. Mr. Gong advises CIOs and senior IT Leaders on strategies, plans, approaches, technologies and processes, their impacts and requirements. He researches on how to leverage frameworks and initiatives like Intelligent Manufacturing together with digital technology assets to generate forward looking architecture that in line with industry 4.0, accelerate digital transformation and composability as short term business outcome and long term investment.

Previous experience

Vivid Gong joins Gartner from IT consultancy work driving digital transformation at startup, Galaxy Space. Prior Vivid served as the APAC Senior IT Manager at Honeywell Aerospace where he supported the Integrated Supply Chain and Air Transport Regional OEM business unit. Vivid was responsible for shaping IT strategy, facilitating demand prioritization, and driving productivity programs in achieving targeted deliverables across 12 sites for the $1.5 billion OEM & MRO manufacturing business. Vivid built partnerships and provided best practice sharing with key external customers such as COMAC and AVIC on digital IT programs. Prior to Honeywell Aerospace, Vivid was the China and AP IT Leader for Honeywell Transportation System. He was responsible for leadership and IT operations across manufacturing, commercial, marketing, and engineering in China and Asia Pacific. Projects include CRM, CPQ, 3PL, ERP, OEE among others. Previously, Vivid served as the China IT leader responsible for IT Application Hosting. Vivid started his IT career from Distributed Control System support in SINOPEC.

Professional background

Galaxy Space

IT Consultant

Honeywell

APAC Senior IT Manager

SINOPEC Shanghai Oil Refinery

MIS IT Engineer

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Technology Strategy and Selection

Manufacturing Operations

CIO Leadership of Strategy, Governance and Operating Models

Manufacturing Digital Transformation and Innovation

Manufacturing IT Optimization and Modernization

Education

Intelligent Manufacturing Management DBA candidate at Ecole des Ponts

IMBA from Hongkong & Fudan University with distinction

Computer science at Shanghai university

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Digital Manufacturing Business Strategy and Digital Transformation

2Aviation & Space Manufacturing and Industry Digital Practices

3Industry 4.0 and Intelligent Manufacturing Best Practices

4Cyber Security, Digital Compliance Discipline and Program Management Methodology

5SIOP Process, ERP, MES and PLM integration, MRO and Industrial Automation