David Watkins

David Watkins

David Watkins

Director | Strategy Analytics

David Watkins, is responsible for the development of the Connected Home Devices practice at Strategy Analytics, which includes the Smart Speakers and screens research service. The research practice provides clients with strategic insight, both qualitative and quantitative, on the key issues relating to the connected consumer business segment. David is closely involved in the tracking and forecasting of the global consumer electronics market with a particular focus on developments within the flat panel TV space including technologies such OLED, 4K and 3D. He has been closely monitoring the uptake of Smart TV and has written extensively on the challenges and opportunities faced by TV vendors, retailers and the wider entertainment industry in promoting this technology.

David spent more than 7 years at Futuresource Consulting as lead analyst within the Consumer Electronics group and over that time has built relationships with industry contacts spanning the entire entertainment value chain including the leading Hollywood studios, broadcasters, CE manufacturers, semiconductor and component companies.

Mr Watkins has presented at a number of key industry conferences around the world and is a regular contributor to press and trade journals.