Analyst Profile

Christian Canales

Christian Canales

Principal Research Analyst

19 years at Gartner ,  18 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Christian Canales is a Principal Research Analyst in the Technology & Service Provider Research group of Gartner. Mr. Canales belongs to the Data Center Convergence team, headed by Katherine Lord. He is a lead analyst for the enterprise (business) unified wired/wireless access layer networking market (campus Ethernet switches and WLAN technologies including 802.11ac/n). Mr. Canales additionally advises enterprises on WLAN implementation best practices and covers trends, vendor market share and forecast statistics of the enterprise network security (firewall and IPS equipment), data center switching and router markets.

Areas of Coverage

  • Networking & Communications Equipment


Previous Experience

Prior to his current position, Mr. Canales worked as a statistics coordinator for telecommunication projects in Gartner's Statistical Unit in London. Mr. Canales moved to France in 2006.

Professional Background

Research International, Market Researcher, 1 year


Degree, University of Westminster, London