As head of all Industrial research, Mark Watson manages a team of global analysts and has direct responsibility for the core strategy, personnel, research, analysis, and commercial planning of the practice. He oversees an extensive research portfolio that covers manufacturing technology, healthcare technology, physical security, critical communications and safe cities, smart utilities, and building technology.
Joining the company in August 2005, Mark has since then authored many studies on a variety of electronic component and end-equipment markets. He has also undertaken custom research and strategic consultancy projects for some of the world's largest technology providers, and he has established new syndicated research on emerging and transformative technologies.
Mark is passionate about developing a team of opinionated and inquisitive analysts, and with providing customers consistent quality and insightful research that addresses specific industry challenges. His is a voice heard regularly in the industry, as he is a frequent presenter at industry events around the world.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in management science from the University of Wales in Swansea. He is based in the United Kingdom.