Ronan is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason's Mobile Devices and Digital Economy research programmes. His primary areas of specialisation include smartphone and tablet adoption, rich media applications and services on mobile, mobile content and data monetisation, and over-the-top (OTT) company strategies.
Ronan has been analysing the telecoms and media industry since 2003. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Ronan was a Senior Analyst and the Head of Mobile at IHS Screen Digest, where he had overall responsibility for the Mobile Media Intelligence service and all related activities. For the past 5 years, Ronan has led the conception and development of various mobile media and technology forecasts, including those for mobile applications, mobile broadband and smartphones. Ronan has also written thought-leadership reports on Facebook and Google's mobile strategies, and participated in the production of Analysys Mason's key primary research projects such as the Connected Consumer, Tablet survey and Consumer smartphone usage report series.
Before becoming an industry analyst, Ronan was an academic researcher at the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King's College London. He had numerous articles published in international technology journals and also gave various presentations at high-profile conferences. Ronan holds a PhD in Telecommunications from King's College London. He has also participated on the GSMA Global Mobile Awards judging panel.