Analyst Profile

Mark Driver

Mark Driver

VP Analyst

21 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience

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's research focuses on the construction elements of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). He covers programming languages, frameworks, agile CI/CD, DevOps and related developer tools. He also covers application architectures for next generation digital transformation efforts related to web, mobile, IoT, business rules management and artificial intelligence. Mr. Driver is also the Principal Analyst covering both business and technical topic of the open-source software model. He covers many aspects of open-source software, including adoption challenges, best practices, community models 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



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