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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.
With 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and digital media markets, Michael Philpott is Omdia's leading analyst in the connected home area. As Research Director for service provider consumer, he delivers thought leadership to Omdia’s clients on digital home go-to-market strategy.
At Omdia, Michael produces reports, case studies, and forecasts in the areas of smart home, smart Wi-Fi and connected home, and broadband access strategy. He joined Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2000 as a consultant in the networks and Infrastructure team, before moving to the analyst side of the business establishing and leading Ovum’s broadband, telco media, and smart home analyst services.
Before joining Omdia, he worked at BT’s research and development (R&D) laboratory, Adastral Park, designing xDSL and fibre optic access networks.
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