Analyst Profile

Mark Driver

Mark Driver

VP Analyst

25 years at Gartner,  40 years industry experience

Location:  MN USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Mark Driver is a Research Vice President in the Technology and Service Provider (TSP) division of Gartner, researching emerging technology and trends (ETT) for technology product leaders (tech CEOs, general managers, chief product officers, product managers and product marketers). Mr. Driver's research focuses on the skills, processes, technologies, and trends related to software engineering. Toward this end, he covers a range of TSP strategies related to innovations in software engineering including artificial intelligence, low code, and DEVOPS, among others. Mr. Driver is also a principal analyst covering both business and technical topic of the open-source software model. He covers many aspects of open-source software, but focuses particularly on vendor business strategies and market impact.


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


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