Senior Research Analyst, Service Provider Technology
Experience 13+ years
Paul Erickson drives the research for connected devices in broadband intelligence. With more than 13 years of technology industry experience, his expertise is broad and wide-ranging, extending to consumer electronics, pay and broadcast TV, digital content, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, HD broadcasting and services, digital set-top boxes, IPTV, over-the-top video hardware and services, home audio, advanced user interface technologies, and digital rights management.
Aside from connected devices, Paul’s areas at present include over-the-top (OTT) video hardware, multiscreen delivery and consumption, network audio devices, and the evolution of user interface technology within consumer devices.
In his earlier work, Paul was a competitive intelligence and strategy analyst within the enterprise software sector for IBM and Vignette Corporation. He was also a consultant on projects for Dell, Compaq, Silicon Graphics, and AT&T; and was the director of DVD and HD market research at DisplaySearch. At the 2009 International CES, he was the featured expert panelist during the Blu-ray Disc Association press conference.
Paul has been quoted in a variety of industry publications and news outlets, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, NPR, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Bloomberg Businessweek, Variety, Wired, Home Media Magazine, PC World, CNET, Stuff, CE Pro, and Cable & Satellite International.
Paul has a bachelor’s degree in international business from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. Paul can converse in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.