Analyst Profile

Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk Knoernschild

Managing Vice President

13 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Kirk Knoernschild is Chief of Research for Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). His research focuses on many aspects of software development, including development platforms, programming languages and frameworks, mobile application platforms, cloud-native applications and architecture, and the software development life cycle (SDLC).


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Kirk was a software developer who was found working in the trenches on enterprise software development projects. With over 25 years of software development experience, Kirk has filled most roles on the software development team. He is an open-source contributor, author of numerous articles and books, and a frequent conference speaker. He has trained and mentored thousands of software professionals on topics including Java/J2EE, modeling, software architecture and design, component-based development, service-oriented architecture, mobile application development, web technologies, and software methodology. Kirk is trapped in a software developer's body and continues to enjoy hacking in a variety of programming.

Professional Background

Burton Group, Analyst, 2 years
TeamSoft, Senior Consultant, 8 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Golden Quill - 2011
Gartner Thought Leadership - 2012


Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics



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