Most recently a Gartner analyst covering mobile app design and development, Richard M Marshall has over 30 years of experience in the software industry. Encompassing everything from coding to corporate governance, he has worked in all phases of product development from initial concept through implementation and on to sales, product management and marketing. At Gartner, he championed the emergence of RMAD and mBaaS as key enterprise mobile app technologies as well as working with the major technology providers on their technical and go-to-market strategies for mobile.
As an entrepreneur Richard recognised the importance of the mobile app in 2004 and created a company, Rapid Mobile, that delivered cross-device, highly usable apps long before apps became mainstream. Prior to that he realised that Windows and the PC were going to become the main engineering platform and created the PC version of DOORS, still the world standard for requirements management and now part of the IBM Rational suite. Seeing communication as a key factor in driving the adoption of new technology, he has lectured, written papers, articles and reports for many years.
Richard holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. He also writes fiction for fun, check out his author page.