Computing Practice

Ezra Gottheil, Principal Analyst

Coverage and Focus Areas
Commercial IoT, including platforms, strategy, market evolution, routes to market; IBM; General Electric Co.; Cisco; Microsoft; IoT offerings; strategies of most ICT and operations technology companies; PCs, tablets, smartphones and other devices, including strategies, market evolution, routes to market; Acer; Asus; Apple; Dell Technologies; Google; HP Inc.; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Huawei; Lenovo; Samsung; most other devices companies

Role and Responsibilities
Ezra Gottheil is a principal analyst in TBR’s IoT and Devices Practice, leading team coverage on commercial IoT, PCs, smartphones, tablets, consumer IoT devices, productivity platforms, content and service ecosystems, and social media.

Experience and Background
Before joining TBR, Ezra held senior positions in the personal computing software, online services, internet services, social networking and IT industry analysis industries. His experience includes management, product and services design, strategic planning, product and services marketing, online community development, business development, and IT industry analysis. In a prior position, Ezra served as vice president of community development for Corporate Alumni, a social networking service for people who worked together at major companies worldwide.

Ezra’s other noteworthy roles included vice president of editorial services for Delphi Internet, a News Corp. company providing online and web services to consumers, where he was responsible for managing the creation of content, contracting for outsourced content and managing online communities. Ezra created the Internet Business practice at Hurwitz Group, where he held the position of director and was responsible for content creation. At Lotus Development Corp., he was product manager and product design manager for products such as 1-2-3, Symphony and HAL.

Ezra’s analytical commentary has been quoted by sources such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Computerworld, PC World, Network World, eWEEK, CIO, San Jose Mercury News, South China Morning Post and The Times of India.

Ezra received an A.B. in physics from Harvard University and earned a Ph.D. in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Daniel Callahan, Analyst

Coverage and Focus Areas
Commercial Internet of Things (IoT) and digital: IoT platforms, IoT applications, IoT connectivity, 5G, IoT security, IoT infrastructure, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, augmented reality, commercial virtual reality, vertical adoption, customer challenges and buying behavior; devices and platforms: PCs, PC as a Service, smartphones, tablets, smart home, connected car, consumer virtual reality, operating systems

Role and Responsibilities
Daniel Callahan aided the launch of TBR’s commercial IoT coverage and remains critical in authoring, modeling and managing the portfolio, including the market landscape, market forecast and benchmark, as well as providing thought leadership. Daniel’s IoT research led him to track adjacent innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain, culminating in his involvement in the creation of TBR’s digital portfolio.

Daniel also curates TBR’s devices and platforms portfolio, which covers the devices and platforms we use, the way we use them, and device OEMs’ strategies to monetize opportunities in a challenging and competitive market.

Experience and Background
Prior to joining TBR, Daniel was a manager at media startup HypeConcepts and at software programming startup BeakrStudios. His duties included project management, resource management, account management, market research, recruiting and social media.

Daniel received a B.A. in political science with a concentration in international relations from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He also completed a minor in justice studies with a focus on technological crime and was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society. While at UNH, Daniel interned at the New Hampshire General Court as an assistant to Sen. Jacalyn Cilley of District 6.

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