Analyst Profile

Mark Driver

Mark Driver

Research VP

16 years at Gartner ,  30 years IT industry
Champlin, MN USA


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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Open Source
  • Application Development & Integration

Background

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

Education

B.S., Computer and Information Science, Florida State University

Languages

English