Analyst Profile

Mark O'Neill

Mark O'Neill

VP Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Mark O'Neill advises on strategy for API management and the API economy as part of an overall digital platform and business ecosystem. He advises on how API management relates to products such as security (WAF) and integration (ESBs and iPaaS). Mr. O'Neill also advises on strategy for banking APIs, including PSD2 in Europe. This includes API security. With his background in B2B, he covers the usage of APIs for B2B, as well as the relationship between APIs and traditional B2B technologies such as MFT.


Previous Experience

Mr. O'Neill began his career at an EDI VAN (value-added network) where he extended B2B networks to use the internet. He then co-founded two companies, acting as CTO at both. At Vordel, he drove API gateway product strategies and wrote the book "Web Services Security" and other guidance on API security and strategy. Throughout his career, Mr. O'Neill has worked closely with enterprise architects, CIOs and security professionals, providing best-practice architecture for engaging with the API economy, including API monetization strategy, API security strategy and full life cycle API management.

Professional Background

Axway, VP Innovation, 3 years
Delphium Technologies, CTO and Co-founder, 2 years
Vordel, CTO and Co-founder, 12 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

2018 Gartner ITLTP Outstanding Performance in a Key Role - Analyst Award
DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger)


B.A., Mathematics and Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin



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