Analyst Profile

Van Baker

Van Baker

VP Analyst

31 years at Gartner ,  39 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Van Baker is a Research Vice President for Gartner's Application Innovation team. He covers conversational platforms, virtual assistants and chatbots. In addition, he covers hosted AI development services, design thinking and user-experience development and tooling. Mr. Baker also leads the mobile app development research community.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Baker worked in the computer and retail industry for more than 20 years for such leading companies as HP and Computer Intelligence, where he was responsible for product marketing and distribution channel promotional programs, as well as distribution channel research and consulting. While with HP, Mr. Baker was a marketing manager responsible for the implementation of product marketing campaigns and channel programs for HP's Personal Computer Group. He also sold HP PC and peripheral products to value-added reseller and retail channel accounts.

Professional Background

HP, Director, 10 years


B.A., Psychology, University of California, Berkeley



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