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Bob O'Donnell

President & Chief Analyst at TECHnalysis Research


Bob O'Donnell, the president, founder and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research, has a lengthy, multi-faceted career in the technology business. He is widely regarded as an expert in the technology market research field and his original research and advice is used by executives in large technology firms all over the world. A little more than a year after the firm's founding, O'Donnell made it onto AR Insight's list of most influential analysts, and on several occasions, he has made it to the top 10 of that list. In addition, TECHnalysis Research was named a Best New Entrant in the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations Analyst of the Year Awards for 2015.

The firm's research has been cited many times by major media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Investor's Business Daily and more. The Harvard Business Review recently partnered with the firm for a webinar on mobility trends in the enterprise. O'Donnell writes a weekly column/blog that's also published on re/code, TechSpot, SeekingAlpha and LinkedIn, and writes a biweekly column for the Tech section of USAToday. Healso occasionally writes additional guest columns for FastCompany, engadget, Smarter Analyst, Indian Engineers and other digital publications. In addition,he participates in a weekly podcast for Tech.pinions.

Prior to founding TECHnalysis Research, O'Donnell served as Program Vice President, Clients and Displays for industry research firm IDC. In addition, O’Donnell is the author of "Personal Computer Secrets," originally published by IDG Books, a 936-page reference volume on all aspects of computer technology and usage. For 10 ½ years he also hosted “O’Donnell on Technology,” which was selected as the Best Computer Audio program in the country—either over the air or on the web—in the 15th Annual Computer Press Awards competition.

Mr. O’Donnell is also a highly regarded speaker and is regularly featured on CNBC(US and Asia), WSJ Digits and Bloomberg TV, and has done numerous appearances on CNN, Canada’s CBC and China's CCTV. He's also served as a guest lecturer at Stanford University and at a USC School of Medicine conference on wearable computing. He's widely quoted in the major press, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USAToday, Forbes, BusinessWeek and many more.

O'Donnell is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a B.A. in the Program of Liberal Studies, an interdisciplinary humanities program based on the Great Books. You can follow Bob O'Donnell on Twitter @bobodtech or connect with him at LinkedIn at Bob O’Donnell.

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