Julian Watson

Principal Analyst, IoT, IHS Markit


London, United Kingdom


Julian Watson is a principal analyst at IHS Markit, on the IoT Connectivity and Platforms team. Mr. Watson is responsible for the IoT Devices Market Tracker, which sizes IoT device shipments and installed base by region, market sector, application and connectivity type. His additional research areas include IoT gateways, IoT edge computing, 5G and telecoms operator IoT strategies. His recent custom and webinar topics include the convergence of unified communications and IoT, and public safety applications for the IoT edge and IoT gateways. Previously, he was an analyst and managed IHS Markit's Telecoms Operator Research team that covers syndicated and custom research in the areas of quad-play bundling, telecoms regulation, fixed broadband and VoIP. Mr. Watson read politics, parliamentary studies and Russian, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He speaks Russian.