Gartner Expert

Chris Silva

VP Analyst

Chris Silva is a Vice President, Analyst within Gartner's Security and Risk Leaders organization focused on mobile and endpoint security technologies such as SASE, EPP and EDR tools. I continue to support Gartner clients with their application of endpoint management technologies in pursuit of security and compliance-driven outcomes.

Chris's research and advisory support clients making investments in EPP and EDR tooling, securing endpoints and their data and using tools like Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) strategies to drive improvements to enable anywhere operations, securely.

Mr. Silva regularly speaks at Gartner events, has been a featured speaker at The Consumer Electronics Show (CES). He is frequently featured in print, radio and television media in outlets including CNN, National Public Radio (NPR) and in trade publications and major print media such as the Wall Street Journal.

Chris lives and works outside Boston, MA. When not fiddling with one of many pieces of technology littering his home office, he's cooking and trying to spend as much time outside and on the water as possible.

Previous experience

Mr. Silva has covered technology as an analyst in various roles over the past two decades. Prior to his current role at Gartner, he founded and ran his own advisory firm focused on IT vendor strategy and spent time as the member of an IT support organization in higher education.

His professional background includes work in scoping and managing complex, research-backed consulting engagements, conducting primary research to inform strategic private equity investments and running marketing and PR functions for a boutique analyst firm focused on SaaS software.

Professional background

Altimeter Group Research

Senior Analyst

The Institute for Applied Network Security

Senior Vice President, Research and Service Delivery

Forrester Research

Senior Analyst

Areas of coverage

Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Security Operations

Infrastructure Security


B.S., Marketing, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Endpoint protection and detection (EPP/EDR)

2Mobile Application and device security (Security-focused questions on MAM/UEM)

3Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Protections and Policies

4SaaS application posture management (SSPM/SMP for security use-cases)