Analyst Profile

Mark Driver

Mark Driver

VP Analyst

22 years at Gartner ,  36 years industry experience
MN USA


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 focuses on technology impacting application security including static, dynamic, and interactive application security testing tools. He also covers several topics focused on data security including data loss prevention, database security, mobile application security, and web application firewalls. 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, including adoption challenges, best practices, community models, vendor business strategies and market impact.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration
  • Open Source

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

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