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Senior Principal Analyst
With 10 years of experience in consumer electronics and security markets, Blake Kozak delivers market forecasts and strategic analysis of smart home ecosystems, connecting the dots between device manufacturers, services, and adjacent markets.
At Omdia, Blake produces reports and insights that encompass critical market signifiers, such as industry revenue intake, the market’s performance over time, and historical and new business models, and opportunities for expansion and growth. Prior to joining Omdia (formerly IHS Markit), Blake had been the author of numerous syndicated reports including intruder alarms, electronic physical access control, access control as a service (ACaaS), perimeter security, and residential security. Blake is also a regular speaker at industry events.
Before joining Omdia, Blake managed the access control system of Ohio University and interned with a US congressional leader in Washington, DC.
Li Fen Siew
Since May 2020 Li Fen has been appointed as a business analyst for the Penang Research Operations team. She develops methodologies and implements frameworks to measure the quality and performance of research content in her current role. Joining in October 2018, Li Fen started her career in IHS Technology as a research analyst focusing on smart cities, LED video display, 5G technology, LED, and semiconductor. Prior to joining the company, she was an analyst for a wealth information intelligence firm.
Li Fen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from University Putra Malaysia, and is pursuing a master’s degree in economics management at the University of Science in Malaysia. She is fluent in English, Chinese, and Malay, and is based in Penang, Malaysia.
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