The Connected Consumer in 2016 - 2PM London

Sponsored by: GlobalData

Focused on:

  • Consumer Services
  • Devices
  • Innovations

Date: 20 January


Time: 2PM London/9AM New York

What to Expect in Consumer Services, Devices and Innovations in the Year Ahead

If 2015 has taught the market anything, it is that the fight for ownership of the ‘Connected Consumer’ is fiercer than ever. Communications providers continue to struggle with over-the-top players. Upstart tablet and smartphone players are going head-to-head against heavyweights like Samsung and Apple. From multi-play offers to digital commerce and wearables, similar battles – across diverse type of players – have waged across the consumer services and devices ecosystems.

As we look forward to 2016, there is no reason to think that these dynamics will do anything but intensify.

Coming off of the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2016 along with ongoing engagement across the consumer value-chain, Current Analysis analysts Emma Mohr-McClune (Service Director, Consumer Services and Devices), Avi Greengart (Research Director, Consumer Platforms and Devices) and Erik Keith (Principal Analyst, Broadband Networks and Multi-play Services) have clear ideas of how these dynamics will play out in the new year and how industry participants need to prepare.
- What will smartphone competition look like?
- How will wearables play into vendor and carrier competition?
- Can carriers innovate their way to growth?
- Whether or not they’re successful, what will innovation efforts focus on?

Led in a roundtable discussion by Peter Jarich - VP of Consumer and Infrastructure – Current Analysis’ first webinar of the New Year promises important insights and a lively discussion that shouldn’t be missed!

Presented by

Peter Jarich,

Vice President, Consumer and Infrastructure

Peter is Vice President for the Current Analysis Consumer and Infrastructure services. Peter and his analyst team monitor and evaluate activities in the markets for Consumer Services and Devices, Digital Media, Fixed Access, IP Services, Mobile Access, and Transport and Routing Infrastructure, Telecom Vendor Services, and overall coverage of the Mobile Ecosystem. Additionally, Peter reports on developments impacting mobile infrastructure and mobile networking: 2G, 3G and 4G RAN and packet core along with mobile TV, metro-scale WiFi operator monetization strategies. He brings more than 10 years of experience to Current Analysis clients as a technology consultant and marketing professional.

Emma Mohr-McClune,

Service Director, Global Consumer Group

Emma leads the Current Analysis Consumer Group team and research coverage. The team’s remit spans the evolution of fixed, wireless, bundled and digital services, together with the development of the carrier services ecosystem, platforms and connected devices markets. Additionally, Emma reports on the evolution in IP communications and connectivity services.

Avi Greengart,

Research Director, Consumer Platforms and Devices

Avi Greengart is the Research Director for Consumer Platforms & Devices at Current Analysis. Greengart leads a team responsible for research on mobile OS platforms, phones, tablets, Wearables, and IoT/connected devices in the digital home. As these devices converge and evolve, Current Analysis provides competitive intelligence to help navigate shifting markets. Current Analysis offers both analytical and quantitative research for consumer platforms and devices: CurrentINTERACT provides customized analyst access and research on global consumer platforms & devices news and trends, and CurrentTRACK delivers U.S. phone and tablet pricing, promotions, and channel availability.

Erik M. Keith,

Principal Analyst, Broadband Networks and Multi-Play Services

As Principal Analyst for Broadband Networks and Multi-Play Services, Erik is responsible for tracking the business, technology and regulatory issues impacting the broadband and multi-play markets. This includes competitive offers from cable, telco, satellite and alternative service providers along with the access networking and video infrastructure powering these services.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Build insights into the state of smartphone and tablet competition in 2016.
  • Understand how the connected device space – including wearables – will continue evolve.
  • Gain a view into service provider innovation efforts and where they will focus in the coming year.
  • Learn of key CES 2016 highlights and how events there speak to 2016 consumer industry themes.


  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Sales
  • Competitive Intelligence