Gartner Expert

Darin Stewart

VP Analyst

Darin Stewart provides guidance on gaining insight from unstructured information and knowledge. His areas of expertise include knowledge management, information architecture, search and insight engines, text analytics and natural language processing, and content services. Dr. Stewart's research and advice are informed by practical experience in Industry and extensive work in academia. He is regarded as an effective communicator in translating complex technologies and concepts into manageable and applicable business solutions.

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. He is the author of the book "Building Enterprise Taxonomies."

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

Collaboration and End-User Technologies 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, social analytics and customer data analytics.

2Optimizing enterprise search so content and information is findable

3Creating, applying and maintaining metadata and taxonomies

4Supporting knowledge management, information sharing and collaboration

5Developing, applying and maintaining information architecture