Richard Absalom is an analyst with the Ovum Consumer IT & Integrated Media practice based in London, UK, covering markets across the media and telecoms space including TV, gaming, music, social media, mobile devices, and multi-play services. He has a particular focus on strategies around disruptive consumer innovations.
Richard spent two years building the Business Insights Consumer Technology business before joining the newly formed Ovum Consumer IT practice. Business Insights focuses on providing unique strategic insight reports on change and disruption within consumer technology markets. Managing a team of internal analysts and a pool of associate writers with industry experience, Richard has been responsible for all aspects of R&A, managing and guiding each report in order to build a comprehensive and cohesive portfolio. He has also helped to guide the sales and marketing operations in order to grow the product into a successful commercial proposition.
Prior to joining Business Insights, Richard was research manager at IT Europa in Uxbridge, UK. Conducting extensive primary research, he focused on creating unique database reports providing in-depth details on all major European IT channels. He has a BA (Joint Hons) in French and history from the University of Nottingham.