Nov 13, 2017
David Watkins is Service Director for Connected Home Devices at research firm Strategy Analytics, and is one of the leading analysts tracking the voice assistant and smart speaker markets. 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. The conversation touches on a lot of data including forecasts for 2017 and through 2022. David also goes into why adoption patterns in Asia will differ from early results in the U.S. and market share for the leading voice assistant providers.