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.
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
Industry Product Planning
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
5Networking vendors selection