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An Interview with Will Townsend

by | Jul 29, 2022 | Interviews,

Will Townsend

Will Townsend

VP & Principal Analyst - Networking & Security at Moor Insights & Strategy

Key Topics:Enterprise Networking, 5G, Cybersecurity
Location:Austin, Texas

Will Townsend is a frequent Forbes contributor and advises some of the largest networking and telecommunications companies in the world. His more than thirty years of experience spans tenures spent with iconic companies such as Dell & Hewlett-Packard, serving in several senior level roles including sales, marketing, product management, and business development.

Presently, Mr. Townsend manages the networking infrastructure and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy, an analyst firm regarded as a leader in the technology sector based on principal and founder Patrick Moorhead’s #1 ranking by ARInsights. Mr. Townsend also ranks consistently within the top 100 technology analysts in the world according to ARInsights and by same measure is considered one of the top networking analysts in the world and unique in his coverage of both the enterprise and service provider markets. He also hosts a weekly 5G podcast, the G2 on 5G, that can be found on all major streaming platforms.

Who influences you on these topics?

Innovative startups and infrastructure providers as well as customers that are early adopters of technology that has the potential to accelerate digital transformation.

What do you think the future holds in this space?

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

Podcasts, webinars, papers, speaking, video work

What are your passions outside of work?

Cycling and scuba diving

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?


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