David Watkins, Service Director, is responsible for the development of the Connected Home Devices service (CHD) and provides clients with strategic insight both qualitative and quantitative on the key issues relating to the connected consumer business segment. He 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.
Mr Watkins 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.
He graduated from Newcastle University with a BA (Hons) in Geography.