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Research Director, Transport Networks and Components
Ian is the Research Director for Omdia’s, optical transport, components, routing, and networked edge services. He is responsible for strategy, client, product, and team development. Managing a team of communications technology professionals, he covers how communications and cloud service providers and enterprises utilize and deploy leading-edge optical networks, components, routing, and edge technologies.
Ian and the team have been advising clients on how to evolve and grow networks based on a rapidly evolving 5G, cloud, and edge world. Ian’s past advisory efforts have included work on the evolution of open optics and transport SDN, right of way value for new entrants, and cloud-communications SP partnering. He has also supported open industry fora, built hot topic conference tracks, and supported industry player mergers and acquisitions. Ian is the 2019 winner of the NGON & DCI World People’s Choice Award and is a regular speaker at industry events. He received his MBA from Queen's University at Kingston in Canada and a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba.
Kateryna is a principal analyst with Omdia’s Service Provider Networks team, focusing on optical networks/components, switch routing, and access markets. She combines her experience in market research and business analysis to provide quantitative analysis of market size and trends within the industry. Kateryna’s key responsibility is leading the ongoing development of Omdia’s renowned market share research. She plays a central role in ongoing client engagement. Her main interests lie in market sizing and financial analysis. She focuses on development and implementation of robust estimation models to measure, monitor, and report on the market development.Prior to joining the Service Provider Networks team, Kateryna worked as a business analyst focusing on introducing process efficiencies and development and implementation of transparent methodologies and frameworks to measure, monitor, report, and improve corporate analytics and product quality. She holds a master’s degree with a concentration in business analysis from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and a professional certification in marketing from the University of California, Berkeley.
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