Chris Jones was one of the three founders of Canalys and is based in the Americas office in Palo Alto, California. Chris specializes in mobile devices and wearable technology.
In 2000, Chris pioneered market-specific analysis around smart phones and handhelds, helping Canalys to become the leading global provider and standard source of data and analysis for these devices. Canalys' Smart Phone Analysis services – renowned for their quality, consistency, clear device segmentation, timeliness and respected team of analysts – continue to add customer value by regularly increasing the depth and breadth of the research covered.
In 2003, Chris initiated Canalys’ research into location-based services (LBSs), with the successful Mobile Navigation Analysis services. Canalys produced the industry’s first quarterly shipment tracking and analysis service in this segment, which also became the recognized source of market intelligence in the LBS industry.
In 2013, Chris initiated Canalys’ research into wearable technology. Again, Canalys produced the industry’s first quarterly shipment tracking and analysis service in this segment. Wearable Technology Analysis has become the recognized source of market intelligence in the wearables industry.
In 2016, Chris launched the Autonomous Vehicle Analysis service. The service is the industry's first dedicated, global autonomous vehicles market analysis service. Chris leads a global team of analysts providing ongoing analysis of this highly dynamic and geographically diverse market.
Chris has given keynote speeches and moderated sessions at many industry conferences and has worked on numerous consultancy projects for Canalys clients over the years. He is regularly quoted in the influential business and trade press on mobility issues.
Prior to joining Canalys, Chris spent five years with Gartner, mainly within Dataquest’s European PC Group. His principal activities were to manage Dataquest’s quarterly PC market program in Europe, to lead its research into handheld computing and to represent Europe within Dataquest’s worldwide PC analysis efforts.
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