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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.
As part of the Consumer Electronics team, Helma contributes to TV household research. She develops modeling and databases while focusing on understanding the TV business in the ASEAN and MENA regions.
Prior to joining Omdia in 2021, Helma served as a data analyst at eBdesk, where she managed open source intelligence and big data initiatives for governmental agencies and policy makers. Before that, she started her career as content writer in Hello Health Group, where she used her medical background to democratize access to healthcare knowledge and was later exposed to data journalism by training.
She graduated from Cairo University with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree.
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