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Francisco Jeronimo

Senior Research Director, European Consumer Wireless and Mobile Communications, IDC EMEA

Francisco Jeronimo is senior research director for European mobile devices at IDC. Based in London, he leads the research that covers mobile handset trends across Europe. He examines the trends and market dynamics for smartphones, wearables, and augmented reality and virtual reality, and provides in-depth analysis of the strategies and performance of the key industry players. Jeronimo is also responsible for the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the IDC Quarterly Wearables Tracker, and the IDC Quarterly AR/VR Tracker services in Europe.

Jeronimo has worked in the telecoms industry for 17 years, in Japan, Finland, and Portugal. Before joining IDC, he was responsible for the mobile devices business of LG in Portugal, in particular developing the open market channel and business with Vodafone. In Portugal, he worked with all the mobile operators and managed the distribution channel of the biggest mobile phone wholesaler. He launched a mobile software development company and did project management and consultancy in mobility for several companies in a number of industries. Before that, in 1998, he started working for the Nokia R&D Center in Japan and then in Finland.

Jeronimo is a regular commentator on trends in mobile telecommunications in leading industry and business publications, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Economist, CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV, Reuters, the BBC, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Wired, and CNET.

He has a master's in management from Oporto University in Portugal and is a postgraduate in sales management from Lisbon University with a major in telecoms. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Follow Francisco on Twitter @fjeronimo.

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