David Watkins is Service Director for Connected Home Devices at research firm Strategy Analytics and one of the leading analysts tracking voice assistant and smart speaker adoption globally. David takes a data-first approach to analyzing adoption of Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod, Alibaba Tmall Genie and dozens of other smart speakers under development by software companies, device manufacturers and telcos. He also brings a global perspective covering U.S., Europe and Asian adoption patterns.
This week’s interview with David Watkins touches on a lot of data. It includes forecasts for 2017 through 2022. David also goes into why adoption patterns in Asia will differ from early results in the U.S. We cover market share for the leading voice assistant providers, how home size and broadband connectivity in Asia may temper smart speaker sales and much more. Fresh off a trip meeting clients in Asia and speaking to our listeners from Southern France, David provides several unique insights that you will not find elsewhere. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Show Notes – David Watkins Interview
- Find David and Strategy Analytics on Twitter here: @revewatkins @SA_Update
- You can learn about Strategy Analytics here: Strategy Analytics Website
- Here is a Voicebot.ai review of Strategy analytics recent smart speaker forecast: Smart Speaker Sales Rise 300% in 2017
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