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Interview with Jeff Kagan

by | May 17, 2021 | Interviews,

Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan

Industry Analyst, Columnist & Influencer

Key Topics:Wireless, Telecom, Pay TV, Internet, AI, IoT, Cloud
Location:Atlanta, United States

Over the past 30 years, Jeff Kagan has become one of the best known and most influential Industry Analysts, columnists, key opinion leaders and thought leaders. He follows wireless, telecom, Internet, pay TV, IoT, AI the cloud and so much more. He has worked with many of the industries key competitors, sharing insight and learning what is coming next.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

After working in the world of telecommunications starting around 1985, I started to write occasional articles then columns over time. This raised my profile and after being regularly quoted in the media my name recognition grew over time.

Today, after 35 years I have one of the strongest brand names in the business and I take my role in the industry very seriously. I enjoy talking with all the competitors and sharing my thoughts on what they are doing and how the industry will unfold over the next several years.

What topic areas are you most passionate about?

In business, I am most passionate about the world of communications. That means wireless, wire line, telephone, pay TV, Internet, IoT, AI and so much more.

How would you describe your offline influence?

I have been writing columns, sharing my thoughts with the media, speaking at meetings, active on Twitter and LinkedIn and more for quite a long time. I am doing the same things today I was doing twenty years ago. So, I guess I was one of the first industry analysts, experts and influencers before we gave it a name.

What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story? What resource do you use to stay ahead of the trend?

I have been a voracious reader of everything I can get my hands on. I like to read many stories about the same topic to see the different angles which are out there. Ten, twenty, thirty years ago I used to get five newspapers delivered to my driveway every day. Today, it’s all online. That makes it easier to read many more opinions and to get a well rounded view on any topic.

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

Over time I have worked with a wide variety of companies in a wide variety of ways. The best thing any interested executive should do is reach out to me. We can have a friendly discussion and let me see whether I think I can be helpful. If so, we can explore different options.

What brands have you worked with?

Over the years I have worked with a wide variety of large and small competitors. Some of them include AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, WarnerMedia, CenturyLink, Comcast, Xfinity Mobile, Time Warner, Qualcomm, CISCO, Zoom, Pypestream, PayPal, IBM, Frontier Communications, C Spire Wireless, Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia, Siyata Mobile, Windstream, Qwest, Embarq, Clearwire, Global Crossing, BellSouth, Ameritech, SBC, Cingular, MCI, Teligent, Winstar, Terabeam, HP, Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Emerson, Intec, APCC, Compaq, Cap Gemini, Ivans, Con Ed and so many others.

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

Best is via email.