2017 Forum programme

Dean Bubley
 Dean Bubley

Founder and Director
Disruptive Analysis
United Kingdom


Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An analyst & futurist with over 25 years’ experience, he specialises in wireless, mobile, and telecoms fields. He is one of the leadingmarket observers covering network infrastructure & software, service provider business models, voice/video communications and telecoms policy.

He is a contrarian and visionary, with challenging opinions that go against industry consensus. His focus ison 4G/5G/WiFi network technology, NFV/SDN, the “future of voice and video”, AI, blockchain & contextual communications. He advises on trends in telco business models, mobile networks, IoT, applications ecosystems, broad futurism and telecoms regulation/spectrum policy. His clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors, regulators and industry associations.

Mr Bubley was formerly an equity analyst with Granville Baird, the UK arm of US-based investment bank Robert W. Baird. Prior to that, he spent eight years at UK research firm Datamonitor, where he co-founded the company's Technology business, managed the Internet & Networking area and custom consulting operations, with roles of Chief Analyst & Director of Consulting.He holds a BA in Physics from Keble College, Oxford University.