Chris is a highly regarded and experienced Telecoms Industry Analyst covering the depth and breadth, demand and supply of the ICT sector on a global basis for 30 years. He is one of the few industry analysts who can draw together the many varied technology and business components helping shape telecoms in the context of the future digital marketplace.
Registered blind throughout his career and a leading user of assistive technology, Chris now brings his knowledge to help the charitable organisations, the healthcare sector and the ICT industry. His unique understanding of the interplay between business processes, communications technology and people is allowing organisations to expose the potential opportunity presented by leveraging technology for the disabled community. Chris has published reports on the accessibility issue and presented at the last two Mobile World Congress events on the topic.
In addition to his commentary on the industry, Chris is a frequent public speaker at industry and client events around the world. His dynamic and engaging presentation style, coupled with in-depth industry knowledge, has resulted in keynote addresses, chairing panels, workshop facilitation and coaching of high level executives at many of the world’s top telcos and ICT companies.
With a reputation for honest, sometimes irreverent, insight built on unparalleled understanding of industry evolution and dynamics, Chris is proud of long term key stakeholder relationships developed around the world with leading players. He has accumulated a vast network of contacts in the analyst and consulting communities from tenures at IDC, Logica, Yankee Group and Ovum.
He has a strong track record of managing Analyst Teams, supporting Sales and helping to maximise individual potential and is proud to have maintained personal and professional relationships with analysts and management from all previous employers and fellow analyst firms.
Chris also sits on several Boards in the Visually Impaired charity sector where he brings his technology knowledge to help the RNIB and Vision 2020 leverage telecoms and communications technology for the blind and partially sighted community. He has also returned to playing blind cricket with the London Metro team and is continuing with blind golf, tennis and riding tandems – beware in West London!