Huami’s smart health future
15 July 2021
We are witnessing a once-in-a-generation shift in the global economy, and partnerships play a leading role. Most business leaders across every industry, of all size firms, and in every corner of the world are considering significant business model shifts. They are realizing they can't do it alone in the decade of the ecosystem.
We are witnessing a once-in-a-generation shift in the global economy and partnerships play a leading role. Most business leaders across every industry, of all size firms and in every corner of the world are considering significant business model shifts. They are realizing they can't do it alone in the decade of the ecosystem.
I am so excited to join the global team at Canalys – the world's leading analyst firm with a distinct focus on channels, partnerships, alliances and ecosystems. The 24-year-old market analysis firm strives to guide clients on the technology industry's future and to think beyond the business models of the past – delivering smart, timely, and actionable market insights to IT, channel and service provider professionals.
In addition to research, the Canalys Forums deliver the industry's largest and most valuable channels events in EMEA, APAC and LATAM. The firm also offers Candefero, a powerful online channel community delivering a unique blend of real-time feedback, sentiment trackers, polls and opinion surveys for thousands of technology vendors and distributors. While Canalys has long been active in North America, I look forward to helping expand activities further in this market.
To join a firm with such an impressive pedigree at this critical inflection point in our industry has me the most excited!
We are still at the beginning stages of a genuinely global transformation as every company (in every industry) has been forced to digitize and become technology companies themselves. The vast majority of professional services firms have also transformed into technology services companies creating exponential partnership opportunities that we wouldn't have fathomed five years ago.
I spend considerable time researching the "watering holes" that channel and ecosystem professionals frequent as they engage with their peers around future trends. I also spent hundreds of hours each year looking at the underlying channel technology that enables this future - with a keen eye on the future product roadmaps.
Combining this with the mountain of data and insights that Canalys delivers globally will produce actionable (and unique) guidance around:
We have a new digital-savvy, consumer-like end-customer with a different psychology, behavior and buying journey. These new buyers surround themselves with upwards of seven different partners in a customer journey that now never ends. The pressure is increasing on channel leaders to deliver at a new level of scale, complexity and personalization, and to figure out the people, processes, programs and underlying technology that will drive competitive advantage in the decade of the ecosystem.