Analyst Profile

Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk Knoernschild

Research VP

9 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Kirk Knoernschild is an analyst covering many aspects of application platform strategies, including development platforms, programming languages and frameworks, mobile application platforms, and the software development life cycle (SDLC).

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration
  • Web Services


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Group, Mr. Knoernschild was a software developer who could be found working in the trenches on enterprise software development projects. With over 19 years of software development experience, Mr. Knoernschild has filled most roles on the software development team. He is an open-source contributor, has authored numerous articles, and is 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 process. Mr. Knoernschild is trapped in a software developer's body and continues to enjoy hacking in a variety of languages, including Java, Net, Ruby and PHP.

Professional Background

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

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Golden Quill - 2011
Gartner Thought Leadership - 2012


Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics