Julian WatsonPrincipal Analyst, IoT at Omdia
As part of Omdia’s Internet of Things (IoT) research team, Julian maintains and develops the company’s core IoT device forecasts. These forecasts are segmented by market sector, application, region, connectivity type, and device class.
Julian joined Omdia (formerly IHS Markit) in 1999. His areas of syndicated and custom research include cellular IoT gateways, edge computing in IoT, 5G use cases, and IoT in retail applications. Prior to joining Omdia’s IoT team in 2006, Julian managed the legacy IHS Markit telecoms operator research team that provided syndicated and custom research on quad-play bundling, telecoms regulation, fixed broadband, and VoIP. Julian has a Bachelor of Arts in politics, parliamentary studies, and Russian from the University of Leeds in England.