Speaker: Chris DePuy
Bio: Vice President, Carrier IP Telephony, Storage Systems, Wireless LAN & Wireless Packet Core Market Research
Chris DePuy is responsible for Dell’Oro Group’s Carrier IP Telephony, Wireless LAN, Storage and Wireless Packet Core market research programs. He has over 20 years’ experience in finance, business analysis and engineering fields.
Prior to Dell’Oro Group, Mr. DePuy worked with TS Cap, LLC, performing consulting services for clients ranging from investors to technology industry startups. He has been involved with numerous startups, including as a co-founding board member of Wireless Security Corporation, later sold to McAfee.
For ten years, Mr. DePuy worked as a sell-side and buy-side research analyst covering software, communications and Internet sectors with investment companies such as Bowman Capital and Morgan Stanley. He was named the top ranking Equity Research Analyst in the Data Networking sector by Institutional Investor and Greenwich Research Survey. Previously, Mr. DePuy worked as a consulting engineer at Hill Environmental and Stearns & Wheler.
Mr. DePuy co-authored the book named “The Internet Report”, first published by Morgan Stanley in 1995, and later published by Harper Business in 1996. More recently, Mr. DePuy has written articles on VoLTE published in Capacity Magazine, and Service Provider WiFi published in RCR Wireless. He is frequently cited in publications such as Wall Street Journal, EETimes, FierceWireless, PCWorld, and TMCnet. Mr. DePuy often presents at industry conferences such as the Flash Memory Summit, NetEvents, NFV World Congress and the Open Storage Summit.
Mr. DePuy received a Masters in Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and holds a Bachelor in Science in Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, NY.
Title: Market Trends for Wireless LAN
Abstract: One of the few remaining growth segments in the network equipment markets today is the Wireless LAN (WLAN) market. Significantly all the profits are derived from the sale of Enterprise-class WLAN gear from the likes of Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. We will present on:
· revenue and underlying hardware/software unit trends of Enterprise-class, Outdoor and Small Office Home Office (SOHO)-class systems
· vendor market shares
· technology transitions from various radio types, including today’s 802.11n and 802.11ac
· customer segment trends, including by vertical market and deployment type (remote branch, headquarters)
· an assessment of the impact of and extent to which cloud-managed services are driving the WLAN market
· the impact that higher speed radio technology will have on the Ethernet switch market