Eric Smith is a Senior Analyst in the Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies service within Strategy Analytics. With a specialty researching Tablets and 2-in-1 computing devices, he focuses on market sizing, forecasting, connectivity trends, and usage profiles. As Lead Analyst for the Strategy Analytics' ConsumerMetrix service, Eric is also responsible for reporting on consumer survey work to explore user behaviors in consuming and purchasing media content, using and purchasing devices, and brand perceptions. He has been widely quoted in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NPR, and The New York Times.
Eric was previously an analyst in Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service primarily covering Game Consoles and PCs for 2 years before joining the Tablets service. He also spent 8 years as an Economic and Political Advisor at the Consulate General Japan in Detroit, delivering qualitative analysis of economic and political trends for Japanese diplomats.
Eric holds a BA in International Relations with a concentration in Japanese from James Madison College at Michigan State University.