Analyst Profile

Christian Canales

Christian Canales

Principal Research Analyst

18 years at Gartner ,  17 years industry experience
France


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

Background

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

Education

Degree, University of Westminster, London

Languages

English
Italian
Spanish