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Julian Watson
Senior Principal Analyst - IoT at Omdia


Julian Watson is Principal Analyst, IoT at Omdia. Since 2016 Julian has focused on IoT device, vertical, and connectivity market sizing and forecasting. His recent topical research includes Edge in IoT, Cellular IoT gateways and IoT market outlook – China. In 2019 Julian contributed to custom research on the economic impact of 5G, the convergence of connectivity, AI, 5G, edge and cloud to enable “intelligent connectivity” and the market potential for cellular IoT gateways in public safety.

Before 2016 Julian managed IHS Markit’s telecoms operator research group. In this role he undertook research and analysis in the areas of telecoms operator capex and opex, service provider strategies and fixed broadband. Pior to this role Julian worked as an analyst in IHS Markit’s Economic and Country Risk (ECR) group, where he provided an assessment of the political, economic and security environment in the Former Soviet Union countries to an audience of financial, corporate and government clients.

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