Analyst Profile

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner,  22 years industry experience

Location:  CO USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Karen Brown is a Director Analyst at Gartner Research, with a background wide-area networking subjects focused but not limited to U.S. carriers and associated vendors. Her coverage includes WANs, enterprise networking (Ethernet, MPLS, DIA and various access technologies), voice and unified communications, wireless-wireline convergence and SD-WAN.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Brown worked as a strategic analyst for Denver-based One Touch Intelligence, covering business telecom services, wireless and cable MSO technology. Her background also includes stints as a writer/editor for various telecommunications trade publications including Multichannel News, Wireless Week and CED.

Professional Background

  • KL Brown Consulting LLC, Principal, 1 year
  • One Touch Intelligence, Senior Vice President of Industry Intelligence, 13 years
  • Reed Business Information, Senior Editor, 6 years


  • BS (Journalism), University of Colorado at Boulder