MEET HORACE DEDIU
The rapidly changing world of technology requires constant adaptation from all of us – in business and in life. The possibilities, believes Horace Dediu, are limitless.
A visionary, Dediu is one of the world’s most respected business analysts and renowned experts on complex data analysis. He is the founder and author of the market intelligence site Asymco.com, and also works as an independent analyst and advisor to telecom incumbents and entrants on mobile platform strategy. An authority on and enthusiast of Apple’s business, Dediu also spent more than eight years analyzing mobile software, platforms and markets at Nokia.
Declared “King of Apple Analysts” by Fortune magazine, Dediu is a relied upon resource for all major media, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, Economist and Forbes among others, and has more than 350,000 citations to his name. Asymco.com, followed by tens of thousands of mobile industry observers, has set the standard for public, open access to deep industry analysis. “The Critical Path,” hosted by Dediu, is one of the most popular technology and business strategy podcasts. It has changed how commentary is conducted on matters of technology strategy, shunning sensation while seeking causality. Influential on social media, Dediu also established the conferences Asymconf and IBM-sponsored workshop Airshow to bring audiences together in debate using the case method.
Dediu draws from 25 years of research, analysis and publishing, and engages every audience – online and on stage, and across professions, industries and organizations. Through engagements and performances in front of companies as diverse as IKEA, IBM, Apple, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Motorola and Riot Games, he enthralls audiences with a unique presentation technique, using custom-built tools that must be seen to be fully understood.
A former student and mentee of Clayton Christensen, Dediu is a Senior Fellow at The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation where he devotes time to teaching and research on the impact of technology on the disruption of sectors such as banking, automotive and energy, and the impact of disruption on technology sectors such as mobile, computing and wearables. Dediu is also a member of The Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School.
Dediu has a MBA from Harvard Business School and a MS Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.