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Falling Behind

by Eric Knipp  |  August 24, 2009  |  1 Comment


I’ve been so busy with writing deadlines that for the last month I’ve had no time to update this blog. I hate to write things that aren’t “meaningful” to me, and I’m not able to generate meaningful blog posts with the same frequency of some of my peers. So, I ask that you bear with me as I try to get back into the swing of things.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I’ll be delivering a pair of presentations at Symposium this year – a great honor for a new, wet-behind-the-ears Gartner analyst. The first, “Citizen Developers: When End-Users Surpass the IT Department” is a Maverick (read: controversial within Gartner) pitch about the waves of end-user development we’ve seen over the years and the big one that is on the horizon at the nexus of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mash-ups, Digital Natives, and Modern Development Tools. The second, “Buckle Your Seatbelts: Web and Cloud AD Convergence Ahead” speaks to the coming enterprise shift toward Web AD in the Cloud, and makes a few predictions. I’ll also be participating in a debate with Tom Bittman, called “Private vs. Public Cloud Computing: Does Control Trump Scale?”, in which we’ll explore the implications of private, public, and hybrid approaches to enterprise use of cloud computing. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little terrified about speaking at Symposium, but I’m also excited to have this great opportunity.

Speaking of … speaking, tomorrow is a local analyst briefing in Dallas, where I’ll be giving a couple of 20-minute “rapid fire” sessions. One is on Enterprise RIA, and the other is a cut-down version of my upcoming Symposium pitch on Web & Cloud AD convergence. Should be interesting and it gives me an opportunity to work in some audience feedback before my final writing deadline for the Symposium presentation.


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Eric Knipp
Managing Vice President
3 years at Gartner
15 years IT industry

Eric Knipp is a Managing Vice President in Gartner Research, where he focuses on Web and cloud application development methodologies and trends. Mr. Knipp is based in Dallas, Texas. Read Full Bio

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