Analyst Profile

Gaspar Valdivia

Gaspar Valdivia

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Gaspar Valdivia is a Senior Director Analyst in the TSP Industries team at Gartner. Mr. Valdivia's coverage is focused on enterprise networking services market, particularly on WAN services, WAN architectures, WAN optimization and application acceleration, hybrid WAN, SD-WAN, vCPE and cloud connectivity. He has also helped focusing on CSPs' adoption of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies to transform their services portfolio. He produces research primarily within the Industry Product Planning and Strategy, Industry Strategy Execution and Marketplace key initiatives communication service providers and networking vendors and for Product Managers and Tech CEOs. Mr Valdivia is lead analyst for BT Group within Gartner.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Valdivia held several positions at Telefonica, last being the Director of Enterprise Networking Services. Among other things, he led the evolution of networking services portfolio toward the adoption of SDN/NFV technologies and the launch of first SD-WAN and cloud VPN services. His background is mostly in product strategy, business development and go-to-market.

Professional Background

Telefonica Business Solutions, Director Enterprise Networking Services, 2 years
Telefonica, Director Product Marketing Global Services, 3 years
Telefonica, Head of Strategy at Multinational Customers Solutions, 3 years


Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA, Instituto de Empresa
Master of Telecommunications Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid



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