Analyst Profile

Dale Gardner

Dale Gardner

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
Arlington, VA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Dale Gardner is a Senior Director, Analyst on Gartner's Technology and Service Providers Emerging Technology and Trends Security team. Mr. Gardner researches application security, incorporating all aspects of DevSecOps. This includes issues such as secure application design and testing, as well as secure deployment, operation, and monitoring. Mr. Gardner's charter includes investigating early stage, emerging and potentially disruptive technologies such as risk-based vulnerability management and bot mitigation. In addition to his own research, he coordinates and helps plan the broader team's coverage and research. Mr. Gardner advises a wide range of constituents, encompassing enterprise buyers, investors, and product owners, including product leaders (such as Entrepreneurs, Chief Product Officers, and Product Managers), and marketing leaders. For security vendors and investors, Mr. Gardner provides guidance on market trends, competitive landscapes, and roadmap guidance, as well as go to market planning. Mr. Gardner assists enterprise buyers in understanding emerging market trends and solutions, to ensure their security and risk-management programs and strategies are best aligned to future developments.


Previous Experience

Mr. Gardner began his technology career with a five year position ]as an application and systems programmer. He then spent the next 25 years in a variety of product management and marketing leadership positions, at companies of all sizes, focusing primarily on a range of information security disciplines. Immediately prior to joining Gartner, he directed worldwide product marketing efforts for CA Technologies privileged access management product line.

Professional Background

Market Foundry, Founder/Principal, 12 years
Tenable Network Security, Product Marketing Manager, 1 year
Xceedium/CA Technologies, Senior Director of Product Marketing, 4 years


Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, Cleary University



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