Gaspar Valdivia is a Senior Director Analyst in the CIO Research Group at Gartner. Mr. Valdivia's research coverage is focused on enterprise networking services market, particularly on wide area networks, internet, and private cloud connectivity, as well as the adoption of 5G for enterprise services. He supports clients in aspects such as evaluation of WAN services and service providers, trend and evolution of network services, WAN architectures, hybrid WAN, internet connectivity, broadband services, SD-WAN, cloud connectivity services and use of wireless connectivity, including 5G, for enterprise networking use cases.
He has also helped product leaders at communication service providers evolve their enterprise service portfolios and offerings through the adoption of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies.
Mr Valdivia is lead analyst for BT Group within Gartner.
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.
Telefonica Business Solutions
Director Enterprise Networking Services
Director Product Marketing Global Services
Head of Strategy at Multinational Customers Solutions
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Industry Strategy Execution (retired)
Industry Product Planning (retired)
Technology Market Essentials
Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA, Instituto de Empresa
Master of Telecommunications Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
1SD-WAN services and products
2Enterprise network architectures and strategies
3Managed network services
4Forecast and market opportunities
55G use cases