Analyst Profile

Kanae Maita

Kanae Maita

Sr Principal Analyst

23 years at Gartner ,  22 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Kanae Maita is a Principal Analyst in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Personal Technologies Innovation team. While being responsible for Gartner's Japan PC market share research, Japan and Mature Asia/Pacific PC forecasting, and market trend/competitive analysis of the personal technology industry, she also strongly focuses on providing strategic advice related to the global/Japanese personal computing device/technology industry and wearables offerings to enterprise users, global/local computer vendors, electronic component/material suppliers, telecom carriers, retailers and investors. Her advice about PCs, tablets and wearables also extends to corporate user customers. Her main areas of coverage are PCs, tablets and wearables, and she has also extended coverage to commercial humanoid robotics. As an industry expert, she is regularly quoted in publications of major news organizations, from general newspapers to financial magazines, such as Nikkei and Toyo Keizai, as well as on major broadcasting for Japanese TV networks and Bloomberg Television.

Areas of Coverage

  • PCs, Laptops & Handheld Devices


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 1996, Ms. Maita worked for Estee Lauder Japan in the Quality Assurance department, where she performed quality evaluations for manufacturing/incoming products and constructed inspection manuals for shipment approval of cosmetic products. Her role included domestic production supervisor.

Professional Background

Estee Lauder Japan, Quality Control Supervisor, 4 years


Toho University Junior College



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