Dana is the research director for Analysys Mason's network-focused Software Research programmes. Her area of expertise is intelligent fixed and mobile network infrastructure. Her goal is to help customers strengthen their link in the communications value chain while evolving their business operations to benefit from, rather than be threatened by, shifts in the market. The key network infrastructure trends Dana focuses on include the integration of communications and IT assets and the drive towards software-controlled, virtual networking.
Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Dana worked for 16 years as an analyst, consultant and research manager at RHK and Ovum on topics such as optical networking, IP/Ethernet services, fixed and mobile access, and data centre infrastructure; optical components; communications service provider revenue and capex/opex; green networking; software-controlled and virtual networks; cloud enablement; video optimisation; big data analytics; and professional services. Prior to becoming an industry analyst, Dana worked for 16 years in the communications industry. Her vendor experience includes product marketing management at Tektronix and Telco Systems, and software quality assurance at Information Builders. She began her career at what is now Verizon Communications as a network engineer. Dana holds an MS in Management from MIT and a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.