Analyst Profile
Van L. Baker
Van L. Baker
Research VP
Santa Clara, CA USA
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Years of Experience
24 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Mobile & Wireless

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Roles and Responsibilities
Van Baker is a vice president and research director for Gartner's Mobile and Client Computing Services. He covers mobile application development strategies, platforms and mobile application outsourcing. He also covers consumer behavior as it relates to the use of mobile devices both in the workplace and in consumer mobile applications. Mr. Baker also leads the digital consumer research community, and he advises mobile device manufacturers in relation to product strategies, branding and marketing.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Baker worked in the computer and retail industry for more than 20 years for such leading companies as HP and Computer Intelligence, where he was responsible for product marketing and distribution channel promotional programs, as well as distribution channel research and consulting. While with HP, Mr. Baker was a marketing manager responsible for the implementation of product marketing campaigns and channel programs for HP's Personal Computer Group. He also sold HP PC and peripheral products to value-added reseller and retail channel accounts.
Professional Background
HP, Director, 10 years
Education
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Berkeley




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Mobile Maturity Model 30-Jun-2014 Ken Dulaney, Charles Smulders, Van L. Baker
The Montreal Subway System Delivers Innovation via a Mobile App 15-Apr-2014 Van L. Baker
Traditional Development Practices Will Fail for Mobile Apps 15-Apr-2014 Van L. Baker, Jason Wong
Vendor Rating: Apple in the Enterprise 15-Apr-2014 Van L. Baker, Andrew Neff
The Transformation of Mobile Middleware 14-Apr-2014 Van L. Baker