The rapidly changing world of transportation requires constant adaptation from all of us – in business and in life. The possibilities, believes Horace Dediu, are limitless.
A visionary, Dediu is one of the world’s most respected business analysts and renowned experts on complex data analysis. He is the founder and author of the market intelligence site Asymco.com, and also works as an independent analyst and advisor to incumbents and entrants on platform strategy. An authority on and enthusiast of Apple’s business, Dediu also spent more than eight years analyzing mobile software, platforms and markets at Nokia.
Declared “King of Apple Analysts” by Fortune magazine, Dediu is a relied upon resource for all major media, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, Economist and Forbes among others, and has more than 350,000 citations to his name. Asymco.com, followed by tens of thousands of mobile industry observers, has set the standard for public, open access to deep industry analysis. “The Critical Path,” hosted by Dediu, is one of the most popular technology and business strategy podcasts. It has changed how commentary is conducted on matters of technology strategy, shunning sensation while seeking causality. Influential on social media, Dediu also established the conferences Asymconf and IBM-sponsored workshop Airshow to bring audiences together in debate using the case method.
After 15 years deconstructing computing and communications Horace turned his attention to transportation and became an early advocate of “micromobility” a term he coined to describe the low-end disruption of shared vehicles weighing less than 500 kg. Organizer of the first Micromobility Summits in Copenhagen and the Micromobility California event, Horace has been a pioneer in the analysis of a burgeoning new market.
A former student and mentee of Clayton Christensen, Dediu was previously the Senior Fellow at The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation where he devoted time to teaching and researching 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). Dediu is also a member of The Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School.
Dediu has a master’s from Harvard Business School and from Tufts University, in business administration and electrical engineering, respectively.