Gartner Expert

Dave Micko

Sr Director Analyst

Helping software engineering leaders get the most out of Gartner's extensive research and analysis on practices, methods and patterns of software engineering. Focused on engineering team leadership and organization design, as well as architecting for fast flow, micro-service architectures, visual system design and building world class software engineering teams.

Previous experience

An executive level technology leader with in-depth experience delivering technology strategy and solutions to organizations from the small and aggressive (start-ups, skunk-works and blue sky projects) to the large and complex (consumer electronics, financial services and health care). Focused on leading both small (10-15) and large (250-300) teams in an agile development methods, cloud-based microservice architectures, DevOps, API development and digital transformations. Developing creative technology approaches that positively affect the bottom line, and in using technology to increase efficiency and empower customers. Particularly interested in the organization of networked information resources and in how technology can be used in novel and innovative ways to dramatically improve the customer/user/patient experience.

Professional background

NBCUniversal, NBC Sports, SportsEngine

Vice President of Engineering

Bluestem Brands, Fingerhut

VP of Engineering

Best Buy

IT Executive

Areas of coverage

Software Engineering Leadership

Software Engineering Technologies

Security of Applications and Data

Software Engineering Practices


Bachelor's Degree, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

Master's Degree, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Building Teams for Software Engineering

2Architecting for Fast Flow

3System Design and Architecture

4API Design and Implementation

5Technical Architecture and Service Oriented Design