Richard Absalom is a Senior Analyst with the Ovum Consumer IT & Integrated Media practice, particularly focusing on mobile consumerization. His research examines the impact that mobile devices and applications designed for consumers are having on the corporate environment: identifying the challenges and opportunities it creates for both the enterprise and supply-side vendors; defining the vendor competitive landscape; and providing best-practice recommendations for enterprises and vendors alike.
Richard spent two years building the Business Insights Consumer Technology business before joining the newly formed Ovum Consumerization practice in May 2011. Business Insights focused on providing unique strategic insight reports on change and disruption within consumer technology markets. Managing a team of internal analysts and a pool of associate writers with industry experience, Richard was responsible for all aspects of R&A, managing and guiding each report in order to build a comprehensive and cohesive portfolio. He also helped to guide the sales and marketing operations in order to grow the product into a successful commercial proposition.
Prior to joining Business Insights, Richard was research manager at IT Europa in Uxbridge, UK. Conducting extensive primary research, he focused on creating unique database reports providing in-depth details on all major European IT channels. He has a BA (Joint Hons) in French and History from the University of Nottingham.