Analyst Profile

Luis Anavitarte

Luis Anavitarte

VP Analyst

23 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Luis Anavitarte is research vice president in the IT Leaders "Midsize Enterprise" team. His focus is on end users and also vendors addressing the midmarket. His coverage includes advisory for midsize user organizations, and vendor clients addressing these companies. Some of his topics include digital transformation, digital business, API strategies, and current internal changes and dynamics in midsize companies as a 'must know' by the supply-side organizations. Mr. Anavitarte initiated his Gartner career opening and developing the company's Latin America research in 1996, expanding his responsibilities (2008 to 2016) as Agenda Manager for all emerging markets (Latin America, emerging Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). He is a keynote speaker in Gartner's events (Latin America) and presenter in other occasions. He is extensively recognized among clients, colleagues and the media.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in early 1996, Mr. Anavitarte as a career diplomat from Peru was trained as an analyst, with his last diplomatic post as Director of the Economic and Commercial office in Peru's embassy in Italy. Working with CEOs and high government officials, he has had several previous-to-Gartner years of hands-on international economic, financial and marketing experience in the United States, Latin America and Europe, covering both the private and government sectors.

Professional Background

State Department of Peru, Career Diplomat (Counselor Analyst in Economics, Business & Finance), 22 years


B.A., International Relations, School of Foreign Affairs, Lima, Peru
Has been a three months' guest of the government of Japan as a research fellow in Latin America-Japan business relations, and Japanese user organizations.
Has completed extensive university-level course work in information systems in the United States
Has completed five years of course work in law at Peru's National University "Federico Villarreal"
M.A., International Relations, San Francisco State University, U.S.
M.A., Latin American Economics, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.


Good communication skills in Italian & Portuguese.

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