Paul Gagnon

Paul Gagnon

Mr. Paul Gagnon is an Executive Director of Analysis & Research within the IHS Technology group.

Mr. Gagnon joined IHS in November 2014, when IHS acquired DisplaySearch, a leader in primary research and forecasting on the global display market. At DisplaySearch, he served as the director of global TV research as well as senior analyst for North America. In those capacities, he chaired the annual DisplaySearch US FPD conference. He has more than 14 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, with expertise in TV market tracking, forecasting, and analysis, as well as consulting and conferences. Mr. Gagnon has been cited as an industry expert in numerous publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.

Prior to DisplaySearch, Mr. Gagnon worked as a senior marketing analyst forecasting and analyzing volatile TV and video market trends for Hitachi America, LTD's Home Electronics Division. There, he gained extensive product development and strategic planning experience. He was responsible for developing and implementing retail sales incentive promotions at Hitachi. He was also a member of the video division market research committee of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Mr. Gagnon has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University in San Diego, California.


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TV Cost & Price Forecast Model - Q1 2020

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Surging North America TV demand in 1Q20 defies COVID19-reduced forecast

With the COVID-19 pandemic gaining considerable steam in March 2020, and countries, states and cities all over the world issuing stay-at-home orders and otherwise locking down populations, the forecast for 1Q20 shipments looked very weak. Add in factory shutdowns in China during February, and supply chain disruptions cascading throughout the world, supply looked to also challenge shipment numbers in the first quarter. While some regions did see a strong drop in demand, North America TV shipments (while still down year-over-year) were MUCH stronger than expected and consumer demand has surged from March. This article will break down our thoughts on why the outcome was so much better than expected, and what may come next

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Q1'20 TV Forecast Check-in: Some COVID-19 Related Surprises

In late March 2020, the TV set forecast was updated and reflected our early take on how the global COVID-19 pandemic would affect the forecast. The changes could be profound, but very unpredictable, so with early survey results now coming in, it's worth taking stock of our predictions.

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