Executive VP, Enterprise Mobility
David has more than ten years experience covering the markets for enterprise and government mobility solutions, wireless data communication technologies and automatic data-capture research and consulting. David focuses on identifying the key drivers and enablers in the adoption of mobile and wireless solutions among mobile workers in the extended enterprise. David’s consulting and strategic advisory experience is far reaching and includes technology and market opportunity assessments, technology penetration and adoption enablers, partner profiling and development, new product development and M&A due diligence support. David has extensive primary market research management and execution experience to support market sizing and forecasting, total cost of ownership (TCO), comparative product performance evaluation, competitive benchmarking and end user requirements analysis. David is a graduate of Boston University (BSBA).
David Krebs | @VDC_Mobility
Executive VP, IoT & Embedded Technology
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
Director, IoT & Embedded Technology
Steve is a market research professional who brings his expertise to Embedded Software and The Internet of Things. He has more than two decades of experience in market research and product management for technology products and services. At VDC, Steve covers industry trends, market sizing, marketing strategy, and competitive analysis, for a variety of IoT-related technologies, including embedded systems, security, wireless communications, cloud platforms, and data analytics. Prior to joining VDC, he spent 10 years as Director of Consumer Imaging and Consumer Electronics Research at the market research firm Lyra Research. Previously, he worked in product management for electronic design companies that developed and licensed embedded digital imaging and audio products. Steve holds an MS degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA degree from the University of Vermont.
Steve Hoffenberg | @SteveHoffenberg
Director, Enterprise Mobility
Eric Klein is a market research and consulting professional who specializes in the design, analysis, and delivery of project-based research. Over the past 15 years, Eric has worked with a wide array of firms across a number of industries, leading quantitative and qualitative research in areas such as innovation in enterprise software, supply chain risk management, manufacturing operations/automation, and IT spending research. Eric has worked in a variety of market research and management roles, providing market data andcompetitive intelligence to Fortune 500 firms. His previous employers include: AMR Research, The Yankee Group, and Affiliated Computer Services (ACS). Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston University.
Eric Klein | @Eakleiner
Senior Analyst, IoT & Embedded Technology
André Girard brings valuable perspective to the market research and consulting of the IoT & Embedded Technology team, having previously covered connected devices for both the Telecom and Embedded Hardware practices at VDC. His primary areas of expertise include lifecycle management solutions, Agile development, and cross-domain engineering integration. André’s IoT technology background includes opportunity sizing and forecasting, market and technology assessments, competitive analysis, strategic marketing assistance, and M&A due diligence support. He also gained important experience as an independent consultant covering telecommunications and the smart grid. André holds a B.A. (magna cum laude) from MCLA.
Andre’ Girard | @AndreAtVDC
Senior Analyst, IoT & Embedded Technology
Dan supports a variety of syndicated market research programs and custom consulting engagements in the IoT and Embedded Technology practice. He leads VDC’s annual research services for embedded processors, boards, integrated systems, IoT gateways, and other computing hardware. Dan’s insights help leading technology providers align their go-to-market planning and competitive strategies with the dynamic embedded landscape and its constantly evolving buyer behaviors, technology adoption, and application requirements. His working relationship with VDC dates back to 2005 and includes time supporting Business Development as well as the AutoID practice. Dan holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Bridgewater State University.
Dan Mandell | @DanMandell
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.
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
Analyst, IoT & Embedded Technology
Roy has a passion for new technologies of all sorts. His work experience in Afghanistan and Ghana has exposed him to a range of challenging and unconventional business environments in emerging markets. Roy’s research background includes data-backed product management plans and comprehensive reports on bleeding edge technologies, such as virtual currencies. He enjoys camping, kayaking, and traveling. He also spent a year studying at the London School of Economics. Roy holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College.
Roy Murdock | @RoyMurdock
Research Associate, Enterprise Mobility
Spencer is a market research and consulting professional within VDC’s Enterprise Mobility and Connected Devices practice, supporting both syndicated research and custom engagements. Spencer has covered mobility solutions and smart glasses within field service, healthcare, and the U.S. government among other areas. Prior to joining VDC, Spencer conducted in-depth market analysis at cybersecurity company Covata. Spencer also founded and moderates /r/Security, a 50,000-person online forum enabling the cybersecurity industry. Spencer holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University.
Research Associate, AutoID & Data Capture
Michael is a market research and consulting professional who works within VDC’s Auto ID and Data Capture practice, supporting syndicated research and custom engagements. Michael brings experience in market research, financial services, and operations. Michael holds a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University.