Industrial Automation & Sensors Analysts

Chris Rommel Chris Rommel

Executive VP, Industrial Automation & Sensors

Chris is responsible for syndicated research and consulting engagements focused on development and deployment solutions for intelligent systems. He has helped a wide variety of clients respond to and capitalize on the leading trends impacting next-generation device markets, such as security, the Internet of Things, and M2M connectivity as well as the growing need for system-level lifecycle management solutions. Chris has also led a range of proprietary consulting projects, including competitive analyses, strategic marketing initiative support, ecosystem development strategies, and vertical market opportunity assessments. Chris holds a B.A. in Business Economics and a B.A. in Public and Private Sector Organization from Brown University.
Chris Rommel  |  @Chris_Rommel

Recently Published Research:
Security & the IoT Vertical Market Focus: Industrial Automation
The Global Market for Data Acquisition Solutions


J. Eric Gulliksen Jared Weiner

Senior Analyst, Industrial Automation & Sensors

Jared supports all of the Industrial Automation and Sensors practice’s major research programs and is a contributor on custom research and consulting engagements. His major areas of coverage include the connected factory, data acquisition, and other topics related to the Industrial Internet of Things. Jared was previously a member of VDC’s Embedded Software & Tools practice, where his coverage included embedded operating systems, embedded systems security, software development tools, and other related topics. Prior to re-joining VDC, Jared led the market research function at Trillium Software, a leading vendor of enterprise data quality software. He has additional research experience in education and financial services. Jared received an MBA from Babson College in 2007, and graduated from Bentley College in 2002 with a BS in Information Design and Corporate Communication.
Jared Weiner

Recently Published Research:
Security & the IoT Vertical Market Focus: Industrial Automation
The Global Market for Data Acquisition Solutions

J. Eric Gulliksen J. Eric Gulliksen

Senior Analyst Emeritus, Industrial Automation & Sensors

Eric has been a lead analyst in VDC's Embedded Hardware practice for fifteen years. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in industry for over thirty years, half in the Engineering field and half in Sales and Marketing. Eric has international experience in twenty-three countries, and has been awarded seventeen US Patents. He has conducted market research in all aspects of Embedded Hardware including Boards, Systems, Processors and MEMS, and developed several of the analysis tools currently in use in the EHW practice. Eric has earned several degrees including an MBA from Clark University.
J. Eric Guliksen


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