The Analyst Team
As part of Omdia’s Internet of Things (IoT) research team, Julian maintains and develops the company’s core IoT device forecasts. These forecasts are segmented by market sector, application, region, connectivity type, and device class.
Julian joined Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) in 1999. His areas of syndicated and custom research include cellular IoT gateways, edge computing in IoT, 5G use cases, and IoT in retail applications. Prior to joining Omdia’s IoT team in 2006, Julian managed the legacy IHS Markit telecoms operator research team that provided syndicated and custom research on quad-play bundling, telecoms regulation, fixed broadband, and VoIP. Julian has a Bachelor of Arts in politics, parliamentary studies, and Russian from the University of Leeds in England.
Senior Principal Analyst
As part of Omdia’s Internet of Things (IoT) research program, Sam covers multiple facets of the global IoT market. Currently, he has a specific focus on analyzing software and services that support the adoption of IoT solutions.
In offering expert opinion, Sam has been widely quoted in the media, including The Economist, the Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Informa (now Omdia), formerly IHS Markit, in 2012, Sam was the director of IoT research practice at ABI Research. He started his analyst career in 2001 at In-Stat, covering the semiconductor and networking equipment markets. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego, Sam spent three years working in Japan before returning to the US to earn an MBA (Hons.) from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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