Research Team


Geoff Blaber (vice president research, Americas). Based in California, Geoff heads CCS Insight's Americas business and supports the company's wide range of clients located in this territory. Geoff's research focus spans a broad spectrum of technology and is designed to provide a holistic view of dynamics across key areas including artificial intelligence, connectivity, the Internet of things, mobility and semiconductors. Geoff has over 15 years of experience in the industry, is a well-known member of the analyst community and provides regular commentary to leading news organizations such as Reuters, the Financial Times and The Economist.

Geoff Blaber

Nicholas McQuire (vice president, enterprise research) Nick has over 15 years' experience in enterprise technology advisory services, most recently as managing director of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance. He is a former vice president at IDC, where he led the enterprise mobility strategies practice in London. Nick leads our enterprise research, focused on the digital workplace including mobility, security, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Frequently quoted by the BBC, CNBC and Reuters, he is a regular speaker at InfoSecurity Europe, AI Tech World, Mobile World Congress, Cloud & DevOps World Forum and other events.

Nicholas McQuire

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 as the time when Nokia was the market leader. In addition to over 10 years in technology, Marina has experience from a variety of industries and markets. She holds an MSc in Finance, and an MBA.

Marina Koytcheva

Angela Ashenden (principal analyst, enterprise research). Angela has over 15 years' experience as an industry analyst for enterprise software, advising clients about technologies to support collaboration, innovation, knowledge-sharing and employee engagement within an organisation. Before joining CCS Insight she held roles at MWD Advisors and Ovum. Angela is a highly accomplished writer and public speaker, contributing to publications including CIO UK, CMSWire, AIIM, Computer Weekly, Information Week and

Angela Ashenden

Kester Mann (principal analyst, operators). Kester has more than 15 years' experience in the mobile industry and holds the position of principal analyst for network operators. He is an informed commentator on mobile operator strategy, European markets, telecom M&A, 4G and 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, specialising in mobile operator intelligence and device forecasting. He was previously a senior research analyst with Informa Telecoms and Media.

Kester Mann

George Jijiashvili (senior analyst, wearables and VR). George joined CCS Insight in May 2013 after graduating from the University of Westminster. He leads our research in the wearables, virtual and augmented reality spaces and has co-developed CCS Insight's wearables, VR and AR services, which cover the areas extensively. George is a technology enthusiast, always keen to gain first-hand experience of new devices. He has helped to build a rapidly growing collection of wearables at CCS Insight, and is fluent in three languages (English, Russian and Georgian).

George Jijiashvili


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