The Analyst Team
Chief Analyst, Consumer Devices
As a Chief Researcher with Omdia’s TV and consumer electronics team, Torii specializes in TV set research, demand forecasting, global brand competition, and new technologies including OLED, 8K, and smart TVs. He regularly works directly with clients, speaks at seminars, and is cited in various media publications.
Torii joined Omdia (previously IHS Markit) in November 2014. Prior to that, he served as vice president of global TV market research at DisplaySearch. With 18 years of display industry experience, he was responsible for covering all Japanese TV brands globally. He has also worked at Mitsubishi Electric, where he conducted market research for product groups, business planning, and new product development in all major display applications, including TVs, notebook PCs, monitors, mobile phones, digital still cameras, digital video recorders, automotive displays, and industrial applications. He earned a degree from the Department of Law at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Senior Research Manager, Home Devices
Paul Gray leads the home devices research, spanning television sets, smart home, consumer electronics, and domestic appliances. His main research area is TV sets, focusing on the European region, broadcast technology, smart TV, and new TV features. Paul is also heavily engaged in researching the development of the Ultra HD ecosystem.
He joined Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, more than 10 years ago. With more than 30 years’ experience in the TV set supply chain working for NXP and Philips in semiconductors and displays, Paul continues to research the TV set business. He has also worked on wearable and media devices and has tracked and forecast the smart TV business from its very beginning. Paul has been cited by, among others, the Financial Times, Korea Times, Korea Daily, Nikkei, and Le Monde. He has also offered expert viewpoints in online, radio, and television programming. Paul holds a degree in electrical engineering and a diploma in industrial studies.
Senior Research Director, Components & Devices: Semiconductors
As the leader of the consumer electronics and display applications service area, Paul Gagnon overseas research on TVs, smartphones, mobile PCs, smart home, home appliances, desktop monitors, and professional AV displays. Paul has more than 20 years of experience within the consumer electronics industry.
His interests are the intersection of consumer electronics technology, devices, and applications. Paul is an expert on supply chain factors and their impacts on product featuring and strategy, and the likely end-market consumer response to those decisions. He is knowledgeable about display technologies and their application in consumer electronics. Paul joined Omdia, formerly IHS Markit, in 2014, after leading the TV sets research team at NPD DisplaySearch. He also has years of experience working within consumer electronics manufacturing and retailing. Paul holds a Master of Science in business analytics and a Bachelor of Science in business from San Diego State University in San Diego, California.
Senior Principal Analyst, TV
Bing Zhang is a senior principal analyst; his main research interests are the TV market and consumer electronics and devices within the Omdia group. Bing Zhang provides analysis of the global and Chinese TV market.
Prior to Omdia, Bing Zhang joined IHS Markit in November 2014 when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. He has strong ties to TV manufacturers across the globe and is very familiar with the Chinese TV market and its development. Before joining DisplaySearch, he spent five years at the leading TV and mobile phone maker, Konka, in sales channel management, marketing research, and supply chain management.
Bing Zhang has degrees in polymer science, engineering, and business administration from Sichuan University, China.
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