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Gaspar Valdivia

Sr Director Analyst

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

Telefonica

Director Product Marketing Global Services

Telefonica

Head of Strategy at Multinational Customers Solutions

Areas of coverage

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Product Leadership

Industry Strategy Execution

Industry Product Planning

Technology Market Essentials

Education

Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA, Instituto de Empresa

Master of Telecommunications Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1SD-WAN services and products

2Enterprise network architectures and strategies

3Managed network services

4Forecast and market opportunities

5Networking vendors selection