Analyst Profile

Chris Silva

Chris Silva

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Chris Silva is a Vice President and Analyst and the Key Initiative leader for Gartner's Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations research team. He draws on his two decades' experience to analyse technology markets and translates that into business impacts to help IT leaders to build and create strategy for a digital workplace. Mr. Silva's research is focused on the role of modern (MDM) management for PCs and mobiles in one console; best practices for bring your own (BYO) device policies, tools and operations and the market for tools to manage SaaS applications. Mr. Silva regularly speaks at Gartner events, has been a featured speaker at multiple such as The Consumer Electronics Show (CES). He is frequently featured in print, radio and television media in outlets including CNN, National Public Radio (NPR) and in trade publications and major print media such as the Wall Street Journal. He lives and works outside Boston, MA. In his free time, if he's not fiddling with the device du jour, he's cooking and trying to spend as much time outside and on the water as possible.

Areas of Coverage

  • Mobile & Wireless

Chris Silva's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Mr. Silva has covered technology as an analyst in various roles over the past two decades. Prior to his current role at Gartner, he founded and ran his own advisory firm. His professional background also includes work in designing and conducting primary research projects for companies in private equity markets and, a long time ago, as frontline IT support for a large university.

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



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