Horace Dediu

Industry Analyst, Micromobility Industries, Asymco

Horace Dediu is an extraordinary visionary. Through 25 years of research, analysis, and publishing, this renowned analyst has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers and audiences across professions, industries, and organizations. Through engagements and performances in front of companies as diverse as IKEA, IBM, Apple, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Motorola and Riot Games, attendees are treated to a feast for the mind and eyes with dazzling live, interactions with data and empathic appeals to action. Dediu has a presentation technique using custom-built tools which are truly unique and must be seen to be understood.

Named the “King of Apple Analysts” by Fortune/CNN, he appears frequently on Bloomberg TV and BNN. His blog Asymco.com has set the standard for public, open access to deep industry analysis. His podcast The Critical Path has changed how commentary is conducted on matters of technology strategy, shunning sensation while seeking causality. Dediu is a distinguished influencer on LinkedIn, widely followed on Twitter and boasts over 100,000 of the most influential followers across social media. He established the conferences Asymconf and the IBM-sponsored workshop Airshow to bring audiences together in debate using the case method. His repertoire includes the long-term recognition of patterns of technology adoption, the upheaval of and by Computing, the cycle times of Innovation, “Postmodern computing” and the eras which will follow. He applies value chain evolution, technology adoption curves and asymmetry of information to strategy, operations and organizational behavior all while keeping the audience enthralled in a story set in the present.

Dediu was previously the Senior Fellow at The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation where he devoted time to teaching and researching on the impact of technology on the disruption of sectors such as Banking, Automotive and Energy and the impact of disruption on technology sectors such as Mobile, Computing and Wearables. He is also a member of The Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School. He has worked as an analyst and business development manager at Nokia and as a manager or researcher at Chase Manhattan Bank and Verizon Laboratories. He obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MS Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.