Brian Doherty is an analyst with Gartner's Tech Product Manager team within the Technology and Service Providers research unit. Mr. Doherty's research deals with product management across various technology domains, with a special focus on unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), agile principles and practices, building physical devices, and video applications.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Doherty was Vice President of Engineering and Product Development for WatchGuard Video. He led WatchGuard's 90-person team of product managers, hardware designers, software and firmware engineers, and quality assurance personnel to define, build and maintain WatchGuard's camera and software offerings.
Before joining WatchGuard, Mr. Doherty was Director of Engineering for endpoint software in Cisco Systems' Unified Communications Technology Group (UCTG). He led software development for Cisco's IP phones, including the best-selling 78xx and 88xx series, where he and his team migrated classic on premise endpoint software to be deployable as a cloud based service using a DevOps model. Previously within Cisco, he led hardware and software development for Cisco's award winning DX line of desktop telepresence devices, combining low latency 1080p bidirectional media with full Android functionality.
Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Doherty led enterprise software development at Samsung for their Galaxy S line of devices, including Exchange ActiveSync, VPN, and MDM support; and what would eventually become SAFE and KNOX.
Vice President of Engineering and Product Development
Director of Engineering
Samsung Telecommunications America
Director of Mobile Strategy and Product Planning
Product/Service Organization and Leadership
Product/Service Discovery and Validation
Product/Service Design and Creation
Product/Service Introduction and Delivery
Product/Service Evolution and Management
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Pepperdine University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Rice University
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, Rice University
At Rice, he was inducted into IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi
1Using collaboration technologies, especially meeting solutions, UCaaS, CCaaS, CPaaS
2Adding a formal product management organization
3Helping existing product managers become higher performers
4Transitioning from a classic waterfall development paradigm to agile, including impacts on the entire organization
5Handling the special challenges involved in building physical devices with hardware and software