This devices dashboard includes responses to inquiries about device access and usage by brand with specific focus on primary TV sets, mobile handsets, and smart speakers from Omdia’s biannual consumer surveys on devices, media, and usage.
The Analyst Team
Senior Analyst, Media & Entertainment
Max Signorelli is a senior analyst for the Media & Entertainment team at Omdia and is product lead for Omdia’s Consumer Research – Devices, Media & Usage Spotlight Service.
Max’s research builds on Omdia’s syndicated consumer survey to monitor and rationalise market traits and consumer profiles as well as track real, cross-platform usage of services and devices with time. Max specializes in global video markets with regional expertise in EMEA, covering markets both developed and emerging through in-depth strategy analysis and contextualising of local and international video players. Max joined the company and industry in 2017 after earning his Bachelor of Science in physics from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
Principal Analyst, Addressable Consumer Devices
David is Omdia’s principal analyst looking into addressable consumer devices in the visual entertainment team, providing media and telco clients with intel on the device ownership landscape and hardware uptake across the world. Previously he was responsible for Omdia’s forecasting into the mobile and telecoms market within the market data analytics & modelling team.
David joined Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2018, and before joining Omdia, he was a market analyst, responsible for tracking, analyzing, and forecasting the worldwide TV, home video, and media streamer markets at Futuresource Consulting. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cardiff University.
Tim covers all aspects of the smart home ecosystem, ranging from service providers and subscription models to device markets and technical trends. His responsibilities include supporting the smart home intelligence services, which are continuously updated to reflect changes in the highly dynamic smart home industry.
The smart home industry spans a large portion of Omdia and includes security and energy management, connectivity, and the Internet of Things. To facilitate better collaboration, Tim leads the Smart Home Analyst Council, a group of experts from across Omdia covering various aspects relating to the industry.
Before joining the company, he worked at 9dot-research where he was responsible for a broad range of research activities including data analysis and insight, survey design, interviews and group discussions, and presenting actionable research findings. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in physics and planetary science from the University of Leicester.
Maria Rua Aguete
Senior Research Director, Media and Entertainment
Maria Rua Aguete leads the strategic development of the media team and manages its day-to-day operations, tracking the continuing evolution of global service providers and operators. Maria first created the team while at Screen Digest, which became part of IHS Markit.
The team’s research on service providers is deep and extensive, leveraging long-standing relationships with operators in all of the 70+ markets covered by the group, resulting in the most comprehensive source of television and operator market intelligence in the world.
Maria is also a regular contributor to various reports, including the European Cable Yearbook, and she has led or has been a significant contributor to many consulting projects for high-profile media and technology companies, including the market-launch and purchase plans of an emerging television group, a Latin America DTT platform for a major channel group, and a satellite pay-TV provider for a private equity group.
She has also performed commercial due diligence on a cable TV components business for a major international bank; a competitive review and strategic analysis for a major international channel operator; a comprehensive review of investment opportunities in the European cable market for a venture capital group; and a market report and due diligence on a localization services (dubbing/subtitling) company for an investment bank.
Maria has collected many accolades throughout a storied career, and she is one of only 11 Technology Fellows named by IHS Markit during her time at the company, an honor that recognizes her deep expertise and exceptional standing within the analyst community.
Maria holds a first class degree in economics and business studies from Vigo University in Spain, and an MBA from Cardiff Business School in Wales. She is a regular speaker at events like IBC and Mobile World Congress.
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