Founder at Disruptive Analysis
Dean Bubley is the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An analyst & futurist with over 25 years’ telecoms experience, he is one of the leading market observers, covering network infrastructure & software, service provider business models, voice/video communications and advanced innovations.
He is known as a contrarian and visionary, often with challenging opinions that go against industry consensus. His present focus is on 5G/WiFi network technology, NFV/SDN, the “future of voice and video”, mobile broadband, blockchain, developer platforms and contextual communications. He also advises on trends in telco service creation & monetisation, mobile devices, IoT, applications ecosystems, broad futurism and telecoms regulation/policy.
He provides clients with advice and analytical opinion on topics such as business model validation, technology innovation and go-to-market strategies, "addressable market sizing", planning and due diligence. His clients include many of the world’s leading telecom operators, vendors, regulators and industry associations – as well as startups and individual innovators.
Mr Bubley was formerly an equity analyst, covering communications stocks 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.