Analyst Profile
Brian Blau
Brian Blau
Research Director
El Cerrito, CA USA
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Years of Experience
4 years at Gartner
23 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Mobile & Wireless
Consumer Technologies

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Roles and Responsibilities
Brian Blau focuses his research on consumer technologies and markets. His advice covers technical and business strategies as they relate to important and popular consumer technologies, including consumer social networks and social analytics tools, the video game market, mobile apps and OSs, the connected consumer, and many other consumer applications and services. He also covers areas such as user interfaces, computer graphics, game and interactive design, and software and application development.
Previous Experience
Mr. Blau has previously held diverse technical and leadership positions in the computer graphics, games and social networking companies. He has made significant contributions in the areas of technology-driven in-game advertising, developer-supported social networks, and visual simulation and animation tools. He also has extensive software development experience as a software development manager and developer advocate, as well as a startup founder and business manager. Mr. Blau was an early VRML pioneer and helped establish early network-based 3D tools and technologies. In addition, he has produced trade and technical conferences, including the Electronic Theater, and other major venues at the annual SIGGRAPH conferences. He also has judged art shows and film festivals, has been published, and likes to give industry talks.
Professional Background
Double Fusion, Director of Developer Relations, 3 years
Bluerock Technologies, CEO, 3 years
Autodesk, Software Development Manager, 5 years
M.S., Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 1990
B.S., Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 1988

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What Consumer Apps Mean for Workplace Engagement Strategies 10-Apr-2014 Brian Blau, Nikos Drakos, Mike Gotta
Forecast Analysis: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update 21-Mar-2014 Shalini Verma, Stephanie Baghdassarian, Jessica Ekholm, Bruno Lakehal, Atsuro Sato, Brian Blau
Forecast: Mobile Services, Worldwide, 2011-2018, 1Q14 Update 07-Mar-2014 Shalini Verma, Stephanie Baghdassarian, Jessica Ekholm, Bruno Lakehal, Atsuro Sato, Brian Blau
High-Tech Tuesday Webinar: CES 2014: The Digital-Consumer Horn of Plenty 04-Mar-2014 Brian Blau, Tuong Huy Nguyen
High-Tech Tuesday Webinar: Mobile App Strategies Will Be Transformed by Cognizant Computing 18-Feb-2014 Brian Blau, Jessica Ekholm