Speaker profile

Jake Saunders

Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services
ABI Research

Jake Saunders, Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services, leads ABI Research’s Asia-Pacific research division. He devotes attention to the Asian market’s carrier strategy, both cellular and satellite, telecommunications infrastructure vendors, mobile device vendors and chipset manufacturers.

Jake’s background comprises more than 25 years of emerging technology consulting and has a proven track record of operations management. Prior to joining ABI Research, Jake was a Research Director at Concise Insight, a mobile telecoms market research company. He also previously served as European Director at the Strategis Group. He has been a regular commentator on BBC Asia Business News, CNBC and CNA. He has been quoted by the Nikkei Review, BBC News, CNN Tech and CNBC News.

Current research topics include telco backhaul, core network architecture, 5G use cases, telco cloud applications, location-based services, as well as RoI and TCO analysis.

Jake holds an M.Sc. in Technology Management from the University of Manchester and a B.Sc. from the University of Canterbury, Kent, UK.