Research Director, AI & Intelligent Automation
Aditya Kaul is Research Director of AI & Intelligent Automation at Omdia. Aditya’s primary focus areas are AI technology, use cases, verticals and hardware. Kaul has more than 15 years of experience in technology market research and consulting. He is based in London.
Prior to Omdia, Kaul was a practice director at ABI Research, where he led the firm’s Mobile Networks research group. Kaul has also worked as an analyst and team leader at firms including Pioneer Consulting and Evalueserve, and has provided independent consulting services in the areas of Internet of Things, wearables, and smart cities. Kaul started his career as an electrical engineer designing chipsets and wireless networks with stints at Qualcomm and Siemens. Kaul has extensive experience as a speaker, moderator, and panelist at industry conferences and events, and has appeared frequently in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, CNBC, The Motley Fool, VentureBeat, Unstrung, ZDNet, Wireless Week, EE Times, and CommsDesign, among others.
Kaul holds two master’s degrees in engineering, from Colorado State University and Pennsylvania State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surat in India.
Chief Analyst, AI Platforms, Data & Analytics
Brad has more than 25 years of experience in IT technology, analyzing data and information architectures. He is skilled in competitive market intelligence, technology selection, business development, and quantitative research. He also has experience as an IT professional, business analyst, book author/editor, and high-tech journalist/editor.
Brad helps enterprises and high-tech companies work effectively across a number of market areas, including enterprise data and analytics, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and DevOps.
His expertise also covers market evaluation and go-to-market messaging, and he has a background in software development and database administration.
Principal Analyst, AI & NLP
Mark Beccue is a principal analyst at Omdia with a focus on natural language/conversational AI, AI use cases, verticals and AI ethics. Beccue, who is based in Tampa, is a veteran market research analyst with more than 25 years of experience interpreting the business side of technology. He is a frequent speaker, panel moderator and chair for industry events.
Prior to joining Omdia, Beccue was an independent consultant and industry analyst who provided clients with custom and syndicated qualitative market analysis and insights, with a primary emphasis on mobile technology. Previously, he was a senior market intelligence analyst at Syniverse with responsibility for identifying key trends, barriers, and opportunities for the company within the evolving mobile ecosystem. Beccue also served as a senior analyst at ABI Research, where he concentrated on mobile consumer technology. Beccue was previously vice president at Tucker/Hall, a public relations and marketing consulting firm.
Beccue has been cited hundreds of times by international media outlets including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and CNET. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Florida.
Senior Analyst, Intelligence Automation & Enterprise AI
With coverage areas including intelligent automation, robotic process automation (RPA), and enterprise AI, Cassandra produces thought-provoking research for vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients. Although she roots her analysis in data, Cassandra provides value-added insight to translate the data into what it means for these clients.
Cassandra joined Omdia, formerly Ovum, in 2019, having spent the 10 years prior in technology and market research at Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR). At TBR, Cassandra covered topics including the all-encompassing cloud, professional services, hybrid IT, and enterprise software. She led end-user research and spearheaded many reports, benchmarks, and market forecasts.
Senior Analyst, Enterprise AI
Alexander is a senior analyst at Omdia focusing on enterprise AI.
Alexander joined Omdia, formerly Ovum, in September 2016. His work at Omdia has covered small and medium enterprises, enterprise 5G, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Omdia, he was the second employee of a start-up analyst and consulting firm, STL Partners Ltd., where he worked for nine years on the Telco 2.0 project, analyzing telecoms operator business models and technology strategies.
Before STL, he was a staff writer for Mobile Communications International magazine, covering wireless broadband, IMS, and the first smartphone operating systems. A first-wave blogger, he also contributes data journalism to POLITICO Europe.
Alexander holds an MSc in international relations from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Neil Dunay is a senior analyst contributing to Omdia’s enterprise technology forecasting and data tools, particularly for artificial intelligence markets.
Dunay has more than 20 years of experience researching ICT markets. Prior to joining Omdia | Tractica, he was an engagement manager at International Planning and Research. In that role, he assisted global technology leaders in their strategic planning decisions by estimating their technology product market positions and forecasting market opportunity. Prior to IPR, Dunay was an telecommunications industry analyst for KMI/PennWell, where he estimated and forecast markets for fiber-optic cable and opto-electronic equipment for telecom industry clients through syndicated, in-depth analytical reports.
Based in southern California, Dunay received a master of arts in international economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Senior Analyst, Robots & Autonomous Machines
Glenn Sanders is a senior analyst for Omdia focusing on robots, drones, and autonomous machine technologies, markets, and use cases, including verticals, hardware, and software. Sanders, who is based in the Sacramento area, has more than 25 years of experience as a senior technologist and technology writer.
Prior to his work with Omdia, Sanders was a senior analyst at Greenlight Insights, where he led the creation of industry reports about virtual reality and augmented reality software, hardware, and platforms. Previously, as a senior analyst for Intellectual Ventures, and for Ocean Tomo, Sanders led market analysis and technology valuation for $20M+ investment funds on a wide range of topics, including electric vehicles, semiconductors, batteries and power systems, inventory management systems, near field communications, radio frequency ID, and web-based OS software and devices.
As an executive in technology startups Sanders led the development of the Rocket eBook for NuvoMedia, and flexible electronics for a startup in Silicon Valley, 3D games for Avatar Reality in Honolulu, technical writing for Fujitsu in Tokyo, and artificially intelligent 3D avatars for Humanity Online in Seattle. Sanders holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Oklahoma and a master of education degree from Oklahoma City University.
Keith Kirkpatrick is a principal analyst contributing at Omdia. Kirkpatrick, who is based in New York, has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of research, marketing, and consulting-based fields.
Kirkpatrick began his career as a financial and technology journalist, and has written for a wide variety of national and trade publications, including Investment Dealers’ Digest, The Red Herring, BusinessWeek, The Communications of the ACM, and Mobile Computing & Communications, among others. Kirkpatrick has also developed expertise in primary and secondary research, and has authored a wide range of primary market forecast studies covering a range of technology and communications topics. He has authored reports for ABI Research, Navigant Research, and his own firm, 4K Research & Consulting, LLC.
Kirkpatrick is a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). He holds a BA in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.
Anand Joshi is a principal analyst contributing to Omdia’s Artificial Intelligence Advisory Service, with a focus on computer vision and semiconductor technologies that enable AI applications. Joshi is a semiconductor industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. During the course of his career, he has successfully built products, raised capital and worked at prominent semiconductor companies.
For the past five years, Anand has been contributing to AI companies such as Wave Computing, Blaize, NanoSemi and Redpine Signals among others on product definition, market strategy and business development. He’s also involved in advising top semiconductor companies on AI markets. Joshi frequently speaks in AI conferences about AI chipsets, hardware acceleration, edge devices and architectures.
During his industry career, Joshi managed Adobe’s scaling partner business at Calsoft and grew the BU to over 100 people worldwide releasing more than 50 high-profile products. Earlier, he founded Poseidon Design Systems, a startup focused on hardware acceleration of video via coprocessor. His team successfully raised two rounds of capital and grew the company to 45 people. Joshi’s early career spanned various engineering and marketing positions at Synopsys and LSI Logic.
Joshi holds an MBA from the University of California-Irvine, and a MSEE from Virginia Tech. He’s based in Silicon Valley.