IoT Ecosystem

Harvey Cohen, President

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Harvey Cohen is the Founder and President of Strategy Analytics. He is a leading visionary and strategist in marketing and technology subjects who has worked as a trusted advisor and counselor to successful multi-national companies in the US, Europe and the Far East during the past 20 years.

Mr. Cohen's primary focus is the analysis of key strategic and tactical marketing and technology issues affecting the successful growth of businesses in highly competitive environments, He has extensive experience in assessing requirements and issues critical to the commercial development of advanced information technology services and products. Working with service providers, hardware manufacturers, and software developers, he provides business planning support, analysis and forecasts of emerging markets ranging from portable communicators to advanced semiconductors and software products for electronic commerce. His work has included studies of emerging technologies in the consumer electronics, financial services, healthcare, retail, utilities, and manufacturing sectors.

Prior to forming Strategy Analytics in 1996, Mr. Cohen was President of Technology Applications Group and President of BIS Mackintosh, firms specializing in marketing information and analysis for technology businesses. He also spent nine years at Data Resources, Inc., where he consulted with Fortune 500 firms in support of market and strategic planning activities.

Mr. Cohen holds an SM in Management from the Sloan School at MIT, an MS in Materials Science from Ohio State University and an SB in Materials Science from MIT.

David Kerr, Senior Vice President

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Mr. Kerr has 30 years of experience in the mobility space and has worked with leading operators, device vendors, and solutions providers to translate technology capabilities into effective customer value propositions.

He is responsible for the Global Wireless, Intelligent Home and Teligen Tariff practices at Strategy Analytics. Mr. Kerr is responsible for setting the research agenda across networks, applications and devices in the wireless space and for developing new syndicated research programs which extend our leadership in the connected consumer and connected business segments.

Mr. Kerr has spoken at dozens of industry conferences and has completed numerous custom consulting projects centering on opportunity assessment, market segmentation, portfolio analysis, and competitive assessment.

David holds an Executive MBA degree from Suffolk University, Boston, and a BA Marketing from Thames University London.

Chris Ambrosio, Executive Director

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As an Executive Director in Global Wireless Practice, Chris manages the broad spectrum of custom project work across the wireless value chain. His 10 years of experience is most extensive in wireless handset planning and strategies of device manufacturers and mobile operators. Chris has well-rounded experience in a range of projects, including business case development, product planning, market assessments, and competitive analysis for device vendors, service providers, semiconductor vendors, and software suppliers.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics in 2001, Chris worked for a private equity firm that made early stage investments in companies focusing on mobile internet and security technologies. With previous experience in marketing and sales at Nextel and ICG Communications, his experience and sound grasp of the important business fundamentals for mobile communications companies has made him a trusted strategy partner for many of the largest and most well known handset OEMs and mobile operators around the world.

He holds a BSBA degree from John Carroll University with post-Baccalaureate work at Kent State University.

Andrew Brown, Executive Director

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Andrew Brown is an industry expert with over 20 years' experience in IT market research. As Executive Director for Enterprise and IoT research, Andy leads a team that advises on all aspects of the enterprise and IoT value chain; from enterprise software and cloud computing, to mobilizing line-of-business applications, Enterprise Mobility Management, cyber and IoT Security, service and connectivity platforms, network connectivity for the IoT and wireless devices.

As well as managing a team of analysts, he is focused on helping network service providers, ISVs, device vendors, regulators and many others, understand the implications and opportunities presented by the growing IoT space, including opportunities and challenges in multiple vertical industries and how the IoT will impact IT spending.

Prior to his current role, Andy’s expertise spanned multiple areas, including: Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, mobile enterprise, mobile communications, mobile devices, PCs, mobile computing and the IT distribution channel.

Andy is regularly quoted in both trade publications and the wider national and international press. He also speaks frequently at conferences and acts as a judge for a number of prestigious awards. He is considered a thought leader in the wireless, IoT and enterprise domain.

William Ablondi, Director

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Bill Ablondi directs the Strategy Analytics Smart Home Strategies (SHS) advisory service focusing on emerging opportunities in home management, monitoring and control systems and services. Bill has over 25 years experience in market strategy development, competitive assessment and market forecasting for manufacturers and service providers in the information technology and consumer electronics sectors.

As Director of SHS, his global research and analysis focuses on identifying value propositions attractive to consumers, forecasting their adoption and market value, evaluating business models and partnerships within the smart home ecosystem and monitoring technology developments enabling new solutions.

Bill is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, a widely quoted analyst and has completed numerous custom consulting projects centering on opportunity assessment, market segmentation and customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Bill led Parks Associates' home systems and energy management practice and previously held senior roles at BIS Strategic Decisions and IDC. He began his career as an engineer and business development manager at Texas Instruments and holds an MBA from Columbia University with concentrations in operations research and finance and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Andreas Koehler, Director

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As Director (Europe), for Strategy Analytics Consulting services, Andreas Koehler manages client projects of global scope providing strategic and tactical support, to clients within the wider communications industry.

Andreas has wide-ranging experience, including business case development and evaluation, start-up support, market entry strategy, product and service portfolio analysis, customer segmentation and benchmarking studies.

Before joining Strategy Analytics, Andreas was an Associate with Cambridge Strategic Management Group, a strategy consulting firm where he managed client projects for a large variety of telecommunications and Internet players including PTOs, fixed new entrants, equipment vendors and venture capital funds.

Prior Andreas was a Senior Analyst with SAs predecessor firm, BIS Strategic Decisions. As a leading member of the consumer electronics and media team, he tracked existing and emerging markets for CE hardware vendors and software and media companies.

Andreas Koehler holds a Diplombetriebswirt degree from Fachhochschule Bremen, in Germany and a BA (Hons) in European Finance and Accounting from Leeds Business School in the UK.

Cliff Raskind, Director

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Cliff Raskind draws on over two decades in wireless, mobility and IT to help Strategy Analytics’ clients win and succeed. His primary responsibilities encompass analyzing, tracking and forecasting the transformation of the smart device and IoT markets. Cliff also guides clients across the ICT spectrum to better anticipate key strategic issues and separate hype from reality with respect to potentially disruptive technologies and business models. His insights and recommendations rely on deep analyst and industry-side experience working with device vendors, operators and a wide range of b2b and b2c solution providers. Cliff was an early member of SA’s Global Wireless Practice from 1999 to 2007, returning to the company in 2015 after working for Nokia where he ultimately led their Device Intelligence group on a global basis. He later joined Nokia’s HERE location unit leading KPIs and strategic target setting for the Map Platform Group. Prior to originally joining SA he was a Product Marketing Manager for EDS specializing in cellular billing systems. Cliff holds a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Finance from Northeastern University, where he graduated with honors.

Ian Riches, Director

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As Director for the Automotive Electronics service, Ian Riches heads a research team covers all aspects of core automotive electronic systems, semiconductors and sensors on a worldwide basis. Ian has always been passionate about cars - his parents joke that he was shouting Ford! Volkswagen! before he said Cat! Dog!. His areas of research include powertrain, chassis, safety, security and body applications including high-growth areas such as hybrid and electric vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Ian spent two years working as assistant editor of Automotive Engineer, the UK magazine published by the IMechE. He has also held the position of Press Officer/Technical Author for MTL, a company that manufactures safety-related electronic equipment.

With over fifteen years of experience, he is one of the foremost industry analysts in the automotive electronics sector.

Ian holds an MA in engineering from Cambridge University, UK, where he specialized in fluid dynamics, turbo-machinery and internal combustion engines.

Richard Robinson, Director

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Richard Robinson, Director, Automotive Infotainment and Telematics service, (AIT) has an industry background with over 10 years experience in automotive, where he directed and developed Navigation, Infotainment and Telematics products for the mass market. He has leveraged his industry experience to create highly detailed analysis and forecasts of Automotive systems, semiconductors and service markets.

Mr Robinson has a background in car-navigation and Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMI) design at Alpine electronics where he led interface design breakthroughs including the worlds first production automotive-interface using Macromedia Flash in 2004 (Jaguar XK), which was also used in the Land Rover Freelander 3 and the Jaguar XF. He was also a key HMI consultant on several award-winning OEM navigation systems for Honda and Acura , including the first navigation head unit with a DVD-Audio drive and surround sound (2004 Acura TL) (JD Power No.1: 2001-2005).

Mr Robinson focuses on the strategic issues thrown up by the migration of Infotainment/Telematics from the traditional automotive focus of the past, to the highly dynamic consumer and connectivity-lead focus of the future.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics Mr Robinson was Principal Analyst leading iSupplis research on automotive infotainment and telematics.

Richard has BA from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa.

Gina Luk, Principal Industry Analyst

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As Principal Industry Analyst for the Mobile Workforce Strategies service, Gina Luk analyses all aspects of the enterprise mobile and wireless ecosystem, from mobilizing line-of-business and communication applications, to wireless equipment & devices, and mobile enterprise and SMB value-added solutions.

Before joining Strategy Analytics, Gina was a Telecom consulting and research manager with AMI-Partners, where she led and managed multi-country Telecom consulting projects across multiple geographies. Gina’s key role was to develop various practices and programs of Telecommunication market coverage, and led several research initiatives in the Telecom and Networking space. Prior to joining AMI, Gina was with Flextronics, a global provider of vertically integrated advanced design and EMS to OEMs, where she was in charge of Flex Infrastructure (Telecom) go-to-market strategy and many wireline & wireless projects with major telecom equipment vendors. She helped expand the company’s product mix in emerging markets (China, India & Brazil) and its strategic advisory engagements.

Gina also worked at IDC APAC in the Telecoms team where she was the lead analyst for optical networking, mobile operators services and carrier equipment markets across the region. She was responsible for tracking, analyzing and forecasting the LAN, WLAN, WAN, and Managed Services markets. Gina received IDC’s Quality Research Award for Optical networking research in 2007.

Gina holds an MBA and a Master of Commerce (Applied Finance) from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Jack Narcotta, Senior Industry Analyst

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Jack Narcotta is a senior analyst in the Intelligent Home Group, where he analyzes emerging opportunities in home management, monitoring and control systems, as well as assesses the business models and routes to market within smart home service and device ecosystems. Jack has more than 20 years of experience in competitive intelligence and strategic consulting, as well as qualitative and quantitative analysis that informs device manufacturers and service providers in the global IT arena.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Jack led Technology Business Research’s devices practice (PCs, smartphones, tablets and consumer IoT) and previously held senior operational and business planning roles at several telecom and networking equipment manufacturers.

Jack graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Matt Wilkins, Senior Analyst

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Matthew Wilkins is an experienced industry analyst with over 20 years in IT market research. As a Senior Analyst, Matt focuses on the Internet of Things (IoT) space, examining key IoT applications, use cases, and technology issues.

Previously at Strategy Analytics, Matt was part of the Wearable Device Ecosystem (WDE), and Tablet & Touchscreen Service (TTS) research teams.

Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Matthew was a Principal Analyst with IHS iSuppli managing the Compute Platforms service, where he was also the lead analyst for microprocessor and graphics technology. Prior to iSuppli, Matthew was a Senior Analyst at Gartner covering client computing and technical workstations.

Matthew holds a BSc in Design Technology & Business from the University of Plymouth, England.

Steven Waltzer, Industry Analyst

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Steven Waltzer is an Industry Analyst supporting the Global Wireless Practice (GWP). Steven covers wireless devices and specializes in wearables, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis on the wearables, smartphone, and handset markets. Steven is the lead quantitative analyst for the Wearables Service, spearheading all modelling for quarterly tracking as well as forecasting across smartwatches, feature watches, fitness bands, smartglasses, hearables, and other wearable device types.

Prior to his role as an Industry Analyst, Steven worked for 2.5 years as a Data Analyst, responsible for supporting Research Analysts, Senior Analysts and Research Directors to improve and standardize their excel models, supporting the input of data into a common database, and building and updating the next generation of Dashboards for clients and internal users.

Steven holds a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management and a minor in Economics from the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He also studied Alternative Investments and Game Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science.