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
Data Management & Integration
Application Development & 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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Application Development Key Initiative Overview 21-Mar-2014 Ian Finley, Kirk Knoernschild
Popular Mobile App Architectures and the Frameworks That Love Them 03-Mar-2014 Kirk Knoernschild
2014 Planning Guide for Application Platforms: The Nexus Era of Software Delivery 03-Oct-2013 Kirk Knoernschild, Eric Knipp, Anne Thomas Manes, Sean Kenefick, Danny Brian
Modern Web App Architecture 26-Sep-2013 Danny Brian, Kirk Knoernschild
SOA and Application Architecture Key Initiative Overview 12-Jun-2013 Ross Altman, Kirk Knoernschild