Analyst Profile
Mark Driver
Mark Driver
Research VP
Champlin, MN USA
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Years of Experience
16 years at Gartner
31 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Application Development & Integration
Open Source

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Roles and Responsibilities
Mark Driver is a vice president and research director in Gartner Research, where he specializes in application development technologies and open-source software. Within Gartner, Mr. Driver serves as a principal analyst for Java technology, as well as the Microsoft .NET framework. He is also the principal analyst covering the business and technical issues of the open-source software model. He covers many aspects of application development and open-source software, including adoption challenges, best practices, market impact and development models.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Driver was a technical architect and project leader for more than 15 years in the IT industry, where he focused on distributed open systems development. He worked in several areas including state government, commercial software vendors and in-house IT groups.
Professional Background
MCI Systemhouse, Technical Architect, 2 years
PowerCerv, Internet Technology Manager, 3 years
State Of Florida, Technical Architect, 8 years
B.S., Computer and Information Science, Florida State University

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Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2014 30-Jul-2014 Mark Driver
Examining the Relationship Between Open Source and Intellectual Property 18-Jul-2014 Mark Driver
Road Map for Open-Source Success: Understanding Quality and Security 03-Mar-2014 Mark Driver
Agenda Overview for Application Architecture, 2014 10-Jan-2014 Ross Altman, W. Roy Schulte, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Mark Driver, Cathleen E. Blanton, Nathan Wilson, Gordon Van Huizen
Agenda Overview for Application Development, 2014 09-Jan-2014 Ian Finley, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Duggan, Mark Driver, Gordon Van Huizen, Nathan Wilson, David Mitchell Smith, Matthew Hotle, Joe Bugajski, Brian Prentice, Ray Valdes, Ross Altman, Richard Marshall, Van L. Baker, David Norton