Joachim Herschmann is a Senior Director, Analyst on the Application Design and Development team. He helps CIOs, IT and Software Engineering Leaders build their software design, development, and people strategies. He is an expert in the areas of software quality and testing, AI-augmented development and testing technologies and DevOps. Current research focuses on continuous quality, and the evolving concept of building digital immunity to improve software quality. He is chairman of the Americas Virtual Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solutions Summit.
Mr. Herschmann joined Gartner after years leading Product Management and Product Marketing teams for vendors in the software quality space and working with clients across the globe. He began his career and developed his expertise in various roles including software development, pre-sales, and solutions marketing while working at a number of leading software providers, including Vignette, Segue, Borland and Micro Focus.
Director of Product Management
Technical Sales Engineer/Consultant
Applications and Software Engineering Leaders
Software Engineering Technologies
Application and Product Portfolio Governance (retired)
Master's degree, Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
1Choosing DevOps toolchain components and building value stream visibility
2Adoption of DevOps practices including CI/CD, TDD, Communities of Practice
3Choosing Software Quality tools and platforms and evolving software quality maturity
4Use of AI in Software Development and Testing
5Elements of the Digital Immune System, e.g. autonomous testing, chaos engineering