Gartner Expert

Darin Stewart

VP Analyst

Darin Stewart is a Research Vice President in Gartner's Software Engineering and Applications practice. Dr. Stewart advises digital business leaders and technical professionals on how to create, manage and utilize knowledge resources. Research areas include knowledge management, public and private search, text analytics and natural language understanding, digital experience and content services platforms. He is the author of numerous publications including the book "Building Enterprise Taxonomies."

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Dr. Stewart was Director of Research and Collaboration Systems for Oregon Health & Science University. He was responsible for research and research administration information systems, web strategies and intranet initiatives. He has been a member of the Applied Information Management faculty at the University of Oregon since 2004. He has served in information management leadership roles for a variety of organizations ranging from internet startups to major universities

Professional background

Oregon Health & Science University

Director, Research & Collaboration Systems

CenterSpan Communications

Director, Information Management


Senior Architect

Areas of coverage

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Workplace Applications

Digital Workplace and CRM for Technical Professionals


Ph.D., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

M.S., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Applying text analytics, Natural Language Processing, and social analytics.

2Optimizing enterprise search and public search so content and information is findable

3Detecting and defending against disinformation and deepfakes

4Supporting knowledge management, information sharing and collaboration

5Developing, applying and maintaining information architecture