Machina Research hires Alex Chau to head up Asia Pacific M2M and IoT research

10 March 2014

Machina Research is pleased to announce the latest addition to our expanding team of experts focused on the M2M, IOT and Big Data markets. Alex Chau joins the team as a Principal Analyst, Head of Asia this week.  Alex brings with him over 20 years' experience in the mobile industry, having held various positions at Motorola, Sunday Communications, Gartner, UTStarcom and IDC. 

Commenting on the expansion of the team into Asia, Director Jim Morrish said: “It is widely recognised that M2M and IoT markets are global. But what is generally not recognised is the significance of the role that Asian markets will play in the overall ecosystem. Asian markets are incredibly disparate, but many are urbanising quickly and many exhibit fast economic growth. At this early stage of M2M and IoT market development, where the focus is on identifying applications and business models that work well, those qualities turn Asia into something of an incubator for the Internet of Things. Ally this to application development environments that are generally less encumbered by legacy IT systems than equivalents in the West, plus often lighter touch regulation and a range of government initiatives particularly relating to smart cities, and, of course, with China being the largest market worldwide for M2M and with South Korea and Japan being two of the most technologically advanced countries on the planet, we decided that it was essential for Machina Research to establish a presence in the region. We are delighted that we were able to bring in an analyst of Alex's experience and expertise to join the team.”

Alex is based in Hong Kong, with particular focus on the Asia region and the Smart Cities sector. You can contact him via email.

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