Analyst Profile

Chris Silva

Chris Silva

VP Analyst

6 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Chris Silva is a Research Vice President in Gartner's Mobile, Endpoint and Wearable Computing team, where his research focuses on helping Infrastructure and Operations leaders build resilient client computing strategies. Core topics of Mr. Silva's coverage are unified endpoint management (UEM) and the trend of converging endpoint management tools across mobile, PC, wearable and IoT endpoints. He also works with Gartner clients on strategies for: applying wearable technology in enterprise use-cases, mobile application management and IT/labor governance issues such as BYOD policy and strategy. Mr. Silva regularly speaks at Gartner's events, has been a featured expert at various industry conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and is frequently featured in print, radio and television media in outlets including CNN, National Public Radio (NRP) Marketplace and in the Wall Street Journal. He lives and works outside of Boston, MA.

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, most recently as founder and principal of his own firm and, earlier, at Altimeter Group, Forrester Research, IDC and a number of small, boutique research firms with focus areas including network infrastructure, IT security and help desk services. Mr. Silva's professional background also includes work in designing and conducting primary research projects for private equity clients through pre- and post-investment management consulting engagements. He spent his early career in various IT support roles.

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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