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John Gole

Research Director, Telecoms & Networking, CEMA

John Gole is IDC’s research director for telecommunications, the internet of things (IoT), and mobility in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He manages research and consulting teams, advising telcos and IT players on their market opportunities and their product and corporate strategies. Past projects include strategies for success in IoT, market-entry strategies, market segmentation, ICT development strategies for governments, and critical information infrastructure protection policies for governments and private organizations.

John is a frequent speaker at industry events on telecommunications, wholesale services, enterprise mobility, digital transformation, and IoT. He also teaches marketing courses at the University of New York, Prague, and mentors startups in Prague’s startup scene. John Gole has MBA degrees from London Business School and Columbia Business School. He also holds an MA from Georgetown University's Graduate School of Foreign Service.

The Smart Home Opportunity: Unlocking the Potential for Telcos

Jan 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # EMEA43469317

by: Laura Petrone,  John Gole,  Ina Malatinska

"The SH market is still at its infancy in Europe, but a wide range of players are rapidly populating the ecosystem," said Laura Petrone, senior research analyst, IDC EMEA Mobility. "While telcos possess key technical capabilities for SH upt...
Four key themes drive what Vodafone refers to as the Gigabit Society, in the words of Vodafone Global CEO Vittorio Colao: cloud, the Internet of Things, 5G, and artificial intelligence. IoT in particular is the real driver behind company pr...
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