Analyst Profile

Danny Brian

Danny Brian

Distinguished VP Analyst

9 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience
Cottonwood Heights, UT USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Analyst Danny Brian covers presentation layer technologies, tools and techniques - the stuff people interact with on endpoint devices, and the ways to make it great. A coder at heart, he takes a hands-on approach by actively developing solutions to demonstrate the guidance he provides to clients. This guidance applies to web application architecture, mobile app development, framework selection, the use of HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3, and best practices for improving the user experience (UX) of resulting apps and applications.

Areas of Coverage

  • Web Services
  • Application Development & Integration


Previous Experience

A popular conference speaker and author of several books on software development, Mr. Brian has nearly 20 years of experience as an engineering director, application architect and developer at companies including Discovery Channel, NTT/Verio and Adaptive Computing. In 2013, Gartner awarded Mr. Brian the Thought Leadership Award for his popular research regarding professional effectiveness for development teams.

Professional Background

Adaptive Computing, Director of Integration Development, 1 year
Discovery Channel, Sr. Media Developer, 1 year
NTT/Verio, Application Architect, 12 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

2013 Thought Leadership Award - Gartner
2015 Golden Quill Award - Gartner



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