Gartner Expert

Danny Brian

Distinguished VP Analyst

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.

Roles and responsibility

Application Architects



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

Discovery Channel

Sr. Media Developer


Application Architect

Adaptive Computing

Director of Integration Development

Areas of coverage

Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations

Application Leaders

Mobile Application Strategies (retired)

Modernizing Application Architecture and Infrastructure (retired)

Application Architecture, Development, Integration and Platforms

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Developing web applications

2Improving application UX

3Developing mobile apps

4Learning and improving developer skills

5Web application architecture