Brian Blau | Gartner

Analyst Profile

Brian Blau

Brian Blau

Research VP

6 years at Gartner ,  24 years industry experience
Oakland, CA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Brian Blau focuses his research on personal technologies and markets. His advice covers technical and business strategies as they relate to important and popular topics, including consumer social networks, the video game market, mobile apps, consumer ecosystems, wearable devices and apps, virtual reality and augmented reality, personal drones, and many other app, services, technologies and go-to-market strategies. He also provides advice about using personal technologies in IT. In addition, Mr. Blau is the Lead Analyst for Apple.

Areas of Coverage

  • Mobile & Wireless
  • Consumer Technologies

Background

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

Autodesk, Software Development Manager, 5 years
Bluerock Technologies, CEO, 3 years
Double Fusion, Director of Developer Relations, 3 years

Education

B.S., Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 1988
M.S., Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 1990

Languages

English