Research team

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.

Marina Koytcheva

Vice President, Forecasting

Marina has an extensive background in market analysis and forecasting. Before joining CCS Insight in 2012 to develop our wide-ranging forecast portfolio and methodology, she was part of Nokia’s global strategic intelligence team, building market forecasts for consumer mobile and Internet services. Prior to that, she delivered market and competitive intelligence to Nokia’s mobile phones business at a time when Nokia was the global market leader. In addition to more than 10 years in technology, Marina has experience from a variety of industries and markets. She holds an MSc in finance, and an MBA.

Simon Bryant

Vice President, Channel and Supply Chain

Simon leads CCS Insight’s device supply chain and channel research, 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.

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.

Richard Webb

Director, Network Infrastructure

Richard has over 20 years’ experience in market analysis and research, specializing in telecom networks. He started his career researching telecom trends for a business conference company before moving into an analyst role, firstly with Infonetics Research and more recently with IHS Markit and Omdia, where he was Associate Director of Research for Mobile Networks. Richard leads our research into 5G infrastructure, from the radio access network to the transport network. He has presented and moderated panels at a range of industry events, acted as judge on awards panels, and is widely quoted in technology and mainstream media.

James Sanders

Principal Analyst, Cloud and Infrastructure

James focusses on the computing infrastructure that powers enterprise workloads spanning public, hybrid and private cloud platforms. His research remit also includes emerging technologies such as quantum computing and networks. Prior to joining CCS Insight, James was most recently a research analyst at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, and has previously worked as a journalist covering enterprise technology.

Leo Gebbie

Principal Analyst, Connected Devices

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.

Parul Saxena

Senior Analyst, Data and 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.

Luke Pearce

Senior Analyst, Channel and Supply Chain

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.

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, Mobile Research and GSA Research Lead

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, Wearables

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.

Alex Pendleton

Analyst, Channel and Supply Chain

Alex joined CCS Insight in 2022 with the responsibility of conducting quantitative and qualitative research and preparing research reports. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Economics, including an exchange year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Throughout his degree, Alex undertook multiple research projects, including a dissertation on Japanese robotics and their effectiveness at mitigating the impact of ageing on the labour force.

Clive Howard


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


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


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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