Analyst Profile

Chris Silva

Chris Silva

Research Director

5 years at Gartner ,  19 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Chris Silva is a Research Director in Gartner's Mobile and Endpoint Computing team, a co-chair of Gartner's Mobile and Endpoint Computing research community, and the Agenda Manager for Gartner's Mobile and Endpoint Computing research agenda. Core topics of Mr. Silva's coverage are enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile device management (MDM) markets; he has served as a co-author of the EMM Magic Quadrant for the past two years. Additional mobility topics he covers include BYOD policy and strategy, mobile application management and implementation, and management of enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) technology and related services.

Areas of Coverage

  • Mobile & Wireless


Previous Experience

Mr. Silva has covered technology as an analyst in various roles over the past 15 years, most recently as founder and principal of his own firm and at Altimeter Group, Forrester Research and IDC as well as other boutique research firms. He has held lead analyst and management positions inside various research organizations focused on IT strategy and security and has a background in management consulting as well as IT support.

Professional Background

Altimeter Group, Senior Analyst, 2 years
Forrester Research, Senior Analyst, 5 years
The Institute for Applied Network Security, Senior Vice President, Research and Service Delivery, 2 years


B.S., Business Administration, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst