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 in Gartner's Mobile and Endpoint 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 along with leading Gartner's research on the emerging field of SaaS Management Platforms. He regularly speaks at Gartner events, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and is frequently featured in print, radio and television media in outlets including CNN, National Public Radio's (NPR) Marketplace and in the Wall Street Journal. He lives and works outside of Boston, MA.


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, previously at other IT research firms both large and small, focused on IT security, networking infrastructure and wireless technologies. 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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