Research team

Simon Bryant

Vice President, Research

Simon leads CCS Insight’s research activities, having joined from Futuresource Consulting, where he led the company’s research team as Director of Research. Simon has successfully delivered many large custom and continuous research programmes to technology firms during his 20-plus years in the industry. Additionally, he has expertise in several consumer electronics and media markets. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Lancaster University.

Bola Rotibi

Chief of Enterprise Research

Bola has over 25 years of expertise spanning engineering, software development and IT analysis. She is the founder of Creative Intellect Consulting, and has worked at MWD Advisors and Ovum. Bola is a Chartered Engineer and has industry experience of application development and network computing in several sectors. She has worked as a senior software developer for Reuters and a chemical and process control engineer for Air Products. As an analyst, Bola has built a wide portfolio of product evaluations, strategy reports and competitive analysis reports. She is regularly sought to provide input into and drive supplier and product selection processes.

Kester Mann

Director, Consumer and Connectivity

Kester has more than 15 years’ experience in the mobile industry and curates our research into consumer and connectivity services. He is an informed commentator on network operator strategy, European markets, telecom mergers and acquisitions, 5G networks and regulation. He is frequently quoted in industry publications and national media. Kester joined CCS Insight in 2010 from Nokia, where he held the position of market analyst. He was previously a senior research analyst with Informa Telecoms and Media.

Ian Fogg

Director, Network Innovation

Ian leads analysis of network infrastructure at CCS Insight, including the evolution of standalone 5G, Open RAN, virtualization and new 3GPP releases; the technologies needed to support rising data usage and new classes of devices; increasing automation; and innovation in 6G, such as network sensing. Prior to joining CCS Insight, Ian led the industry analysis team at Opensignal, a mobile analytics company. Earlier in his career, Ian was an analyst at IHS (now Omdia) and Forrester. Before becoming an analyst, he held product and marketing roles at Three, Cable & Wireless and Psion.

Leo Gebbie

Principal Analyst and Director, Americas

Leo joined CCS Insight in 2019 and his research covers the connected device landscape. His areas of specialism are virtual and augmented reality, the metaverse and wearables, but he also contributes to research spanning the smartphone, PC and tablet, smart home and semiconductor markets. Leo is especially interested in technology related to health and fitness and is a keen runner in his spare time. He holds a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford.

Luke Pearce

Senior Analyst, Incubation Projects

Luke joined CCS Insight in 2022 and is responsible for developing research methodologies within the business. Prior to joining the company, Luke spent time as an analyst for Omdia and Futuresource Consulting, and has developed his expertise in a variety of technology market segments in the media and entertainment and consumer electronics industries. Luke holds a BSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham.

Parul Saxena

Senior Analyst, Consumer Research

Parul is an analyst with experience in business intelligence reporting, market research, sales operations and pipeline analytics. She has worked with multiple businesses in several industries, including Innovid, IBM, Datamonitor and WNS. In her previous roles she provided practical, decision-making data, involving the creation of standard metrics, analysing trends and offering data-driven insights.

Maria Bell

Senior Analyst

Maria has over 10 years’ leadership expertise within clinical and biopharmaceutical research. With a BSc in psychology and previous experience as a business analyst in the financial sector, she has a strong attention to detail and a sharp analytical mind. Maria set up her own business as a freelance research analyst, regularly providing analysis and review for software development companies before joining CCS Insight in 2022.

Jordan Cox

Analyst, Network Innovation

Jordan joined CCS Insight in 2022 with responsibility for the preparation of research reports on 4G and 5G devices, operators, networks, spectrum and infrastructure. As part of his role, he also coordinates research for the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) including its GAMBoD database and reports schedule. Jordan graduated from Swansea University with a BSc in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

Kane McKenna

Analyst, Connected Devices

Kane has been researching various global technology industries since 2019 and joined CCS Insight in 2022, after roles as an analyst in the professional audiovisual, workplace collaboration, and media and entertainment industries. His research has spanned emerging and established product areas, and has given him familiarity with many market segments and business models. Kane holds a BSc in Economics from Nottingham Business School.

Vaishali Purohit

Research Analyst

Vaishali joined CCS Insight in 2023, having led a research project about the effect of chiropractic care on quality of life. She works in the Incubation Projects team, focusing on gathering data and developing research methodologies used in the business. Vaishali holds an MA in Postcolonial Studies from Birkbeck College and a BA in Sociology from the University of Warwick.

Joe Gardiner

Research Analyst

Joe joined CCS Insight in 2024, having previously worked as an analyst in the higher education finance sector. He joined our telecom and connectivity research team, collecting data, analysing market trends and providing insight about the latest news and industry announcements. Joe holds a BSc degree in Economics from Loughborough University.

Clive Howard

Associate

Clive is a technology consultant and entrepreneur. He started his career as a developer in digital agencies before founding his own consultancy in 2002. More recently, he has delivered programmes to improve user experiences and so enhance business effectiveness and customer engagement. His clients range from start-ups to global brands in a variety of sectors. He has a passion for innovation and technology that provides sustainable benefits for businesses and their customers.

Cornelia Wels‑Maug

Associate

Cornelia has 20 years’ experience researching the use of IT in selected industries. Since 2008, she has specialised in the international healthcare market, including telehealth and remote patient monitoring, big data, analytics, gamification, connected care and digital therapies. In 2014, Cornelia set up her own business as a freelance healthcare analyst and journalist and regularly contributes to trade journals such as HIMSS Insights, 42 and European Hospital.

Jeremy Green

Associate

Jeremy has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. He has spent most of this time as an analyst, but he also worked as head of market planning at mobile satellite services company ICO, leading a team responsible for market research, forecasting, and competitor analysis. Jeremy also represented ICO within the GSMA, where he was instrumental in establishing the Satellite Interest Group.

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