Principal Analyst, Ovum

Ian is a Principal Analyst in Ovum’s Network Infrastructure practice. He publishes the Ovum forecasts for Enterprise Ethernet services, optical networks and optical components. He is leading new research on the growing Data Center interconnect market. He is a regular speaker and a moderator at industry, service provider and system vendor events. He also contributes to setting the agenda for many industry events, including the MEF’s Global Ethernet Networking 2014 Event, the IIR’s WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking conference and OFC/NFOEC’s Market Watch and Service Provider Summit. He has also been one of the long standing judges for the MEF’s global and regional service provider awards.

He also conducts custom research and consulting for clients.  His clients include service providers, system vendors, components vendors and the financial/legal communities. His recent custom efforts have included evaluating service provider market entry strategies; assessing vertical market opportunities and sizing the data center interconnect market. Ian has over twenty-five years of experience in the telecom industry. Prior to his ten years in the analyst community, he worked for system vendors including Nortel, Bell-Northern Research and Corvis. Ian received his MBA from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada and his BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

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