Analyst Profile
Kirk Knoernschild
Kirk Knoernschild
Research VP
Sun Prairie, WI USA
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Years of Experience
6 years at Gartner
21 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Application Development & Integration
Data Management & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Kirk Knoernschild is an analyst covering many aspects of application platform strategies, including development platforms, programming languages and frameworks, mobile application platforms, and the software development life cycle (SDLC).
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Group, Mr. Knoernschild was a software developer who could be found working in the trenches on enterprise software development projects. With over 19 years of software development experience, Mr. Knoernschild has filled most roles on the software development team. He is an open-source contributor, has authored numerous articles, and is a frequent conference speaker. He has trained and mentored thousands of software professionals on topics including Java/J2EE, modeling, software architecture and design, component-based development, service-oriented architecture, mobile application development, Web technologies, and software process. Mr. Knoernschild is trapped in a software developer's body and continues to enjoy hacking in a variety of languages, including Java, Net, Ruby and PHP.
Professional Background
Burton Group, Analyst, 2 years
TeamSoft, Inc., Senior Consultant, 8 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Golden Quill - 2011
Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics

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Solution Path: How to Develop Great Mobile Applications 19-Aug-2014 Kirk Knoernschild
SOA and Application Architecture Key Initiative Overview 16-Jul-2014 Ross Altman, Kirk Knoernschild
Evaluation Criteria for Mobile Application Development Platforms 22-May-2014 Anne Thomas, Kirk Knoernschild, Danny Brian
Blueprint for Building Hybrid Mobile Apps 07-May-2014 Kirk Knoernschild
Application Development Key Initiative Overview 21-Mar-2014 Ian Finley, Kirk Knoernschild