Gartner Expert

Eric Knipp

Practice Vice President

Eric Knipp is Managing Vice President of the Application Platform Strategies (APS) research team in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). The APS team covers topics related to application platforms, application development and application maintenance. Mr. Knipp is based in Plano, Texas.

Roles and responsibility

Solution architects, lead developers, project managers

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Knipp worked as a web developer, architect, project leader and manager on various public sector, private industry and consulting engagements for more than a decade.

Professional background

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Distributed Applications Developer


Senior Consultant


Supervisor, Web Applications

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing

Modernizing Application Architecture and Infrastructure (retired)

Integration Architecture and Platforms (retired)

Application Architecture, Development, Integration and Platforms

Customer Relationship Management and Customer Experience (retired)


M.B.A., Marketing and Strategy, Southern Methodist University

B.A., Computer Science, University of North Texas

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Understanding how to build great applications in the cloud

2Learn how to plan, design and run a great web API

3Developing web applications

4Building, running and maintaining services

5Working with the business to develop a citizen developer program