Gartner Expert

Enrique Jose Hernandez-Valencia

Sr Director Analyst

Senior Director, Analyst Enrique Hernandez-Valencia covers Business and Technology Strategy on cloud infrastructure for the Telecommunications Industry, including Telco Cloud Platforms, Edge and Core Architectures, Cloud Native Telco Infrastructure, Business Models for Cloud Adoption, Cloud Transformation, 5G Cloud Ecosystem Platforms, edge/core networking infrastructure, vendor GTM strategies and CSP buy behaviors for cloud infrastructure

Research positions are anchored on extensive interactions with Communications Service Providers and Vendor worldwide, primary and secondary research, and over 30 years of telecom sector experience, spanning Strategy Advisory; Product and Network Planning and Systems Engineering, with operator, vendors and analyst experience.

Client inquiries include communication service providers, telecom industry vendors, enterprise end-users, government and investors.

Current research interests include:

- Telco cloud infrastructure

- Network cloud architectures

- Hyperscalers 5G & telco cloud initiatives

- 5G cloud networking infrastructure

- Edge/Core networking

- Business models and strategies for cloud technology adoption

Previous experience

Technical lead in techno-economic decision support projects with global CSP clients looking to evolve and optimize their network infrastructure and service portfolio, adopt new technologies such as 5G, NFV/SDN, cloud-native, and agility/automation with focus on the impact on their business strategy and investment priorities

Professional background

Nokia Bell Labs Consulting

Partner and Fellow



Lucent-Technologies / Alcatel-Lucent

Consulting MTS


M.Sc and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Pasadena, CA (USA).

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1CSPs: Cloud Transformation, Network Cloud infrastructure, Network evolution Strategy, GTM validation such as Use Cases for 5G and Edge Computing, Public/Private MEC

2Vendors: Edge/Core Computing capabilities and solutions for CSPs

3Edge Computing Service Providers and Infrastructure landscape

4Data Center Interconnect in support of cloud infrastructure

5Investors: Dynamics of Key Players in the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Ecosystem