Gartner Expert

Kevin Matheny

VP Analyst

Kevin Matheny is a research analyst with Gartner for Technical Professionals. Mr. Matheny covers application architecture, integration and development, focusing on microservices architecture, API design, API management and agile methods.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Matheny was a technology leader and independent consultant. He has led development teams, architected cloud and microservices applications, coached leaders and helped organizations transform both their architecture and their development processes.

Professional background

Binary Star Consulting


Digital River

Group Vice President, Technology

Best Buy

Director, E-Business Architecture

Areas of coverage

Software Development for Technical Professionals

Application Architecture and Integration for Technical Professionals


Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Architecting and implementing microservices and microservices architecture

2Designing, building and managing APIs

3Creating application architecture documentation

4Making sound application architecture decisions

5Adopting agile, including the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)