Jan Dawson is Ovum’s Chief Telecoms Analyst, and is responsible for leading the overall Ovum Telecoms research agenda. In addition, Jan is responsible for the quality of the Ovum Telecoms product, and in both these capacities he works closely with clients to understand their needs and how to ensure that the Ovum Telecoms team meets those needs through their research. Jan also leads the Collaborative Intelligence initiative on behalf of the Ovum Telecoms group.
Jan joined Ovum in 2000, and has held a variety of roles since that time. He began his time at Ovum in the field of regulation, where he advised clients on interconnection and regulatory policy, and also acted as a lead author on two reports on DSL business models. Subsequently, he led Ovum’s research on wireline carrier strategy globally. He moved to the United States in 2004, where he took on responsibility for North American enterprise coverage as well as coverage of the North American carriers. Immediately before his current role, he managed Ovum’s Wholesale, Telco Operations and Regulation practices.
During his time at Ovum, Jan has spoken frequently at industry and client events and worked closely with clients. He is also frequently quoted in industry and business publications. Jan has a BA in Politics and Psychology from the University of Manchester, and lives in central New Jersey.