This blog will offer a personal perspective on developments that are changing how consumers access and use digital media and devices and how companies are maximising the growth opportunities these changes present.

My qualifications are 20 years of studying the industry and working with clients across the value chain. My day-to-day work as a professional analyst continues and that’s where my clients will find the really meaty stuff. But I hope this blog will serve as a useful taster of some of that research and our thinking. It will also clearly have a different style and approach to the published research from me and my colleagues. Of course, as an analyst I believe my professional work is balanced and fair, and this blog will be no different. But I will draw more on personal experience than would normally be the case, and certainly won’t be afraid to get stuck in to issues that I feel are worth the effort.

My experience and research is global, and even though I’m based in Europe, I like to think I’m up to speed on most of what’s going on in the US and elsewhere to a degree, and certainly accumulate my fair share of carbon emitting airmiles over the course of a year. But I will be consciously trying to give a European slant to my commentary, if only to balance the (probably justifiably) perceived bias of “most things web” towards the perspectives of our American cousins.

My aim is to put details in the context of the big picture issues as I see them. I welcome all comments and feedback. The usual disclaimer of an analyst’s personal blog: the contents do not reflect the opinions of Strategy Analytics, and they may not always be in line with what the company publishes, even under my name.