Market Trends for Wireless LAN + Holiday PARTY!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Saurabh Sureka
Organizer: Saurabh Sureka

Session Abstract:

ComSoc SCV is throwing a year end socials this December. Enjoy the festive mood with - Free food, and apple cider, cake.

The socials will be followed by our monthly talk series.

Speaker: Chris DePuy

Bio: Vice President, Carrier IP Telephony, Storage Systems, Wireless LAN & Wireless Packet Core Market Research

Chris DePuy is responsible for DellOro Groups Carrier IP Telephony, Wireless LAN, Storage and Wireless Packet Core market research programs. He has over 20 years experience in finance, business analysis and engineering fields.

Prior to DellOro Group, Mr. DePuy worked with TS Cap, LLC, performing consulting services for clients ranging from investors to technology industry startups. He has been involved with numerous startups, including as a co-founding board member of Wireless Security Corporation, later sold to McAfee.

For ten years, Mr. DePuy worked as a sell-side and buy-side research analyst covering software, communications and Internet sectors with investment companies such as Bowman Capital and Morgan Stanley. He was named the top ranking Equity Research Analyst in the Data Networking sector by Institutional Investor and Greenwich Research Survey. Previously, Mr. DePuy worked as a consulting engineer at Hill Environmental and Stearns & Wheler.

Mr. DePuy co-authored the book named The Internet Report, first published by Morgan Stanley in 1995, and later published by Harper Business in 1996. More recently, Mr. DePuy has written articles on VoLTE published in Capacity Magazine, and Service Provider WiFi published in RCR Wireless. He is frequently cited in publications such as Wall Street Journal, EETimes, FierceWireless, PCWorld, and TMCnet. Mr. DePuy often presents at industry conferences such as the Flash Memory Summit, NetEvents, NFV World Congress and the Open Storage Summit.

Mr. DePuy received a Masters in Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and holds a Bachelor in Science in Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, NY.

Title: Market Trends for Wireless LAN

Abstract: One of the few remaining growth segments in the network equipment markets today is the Wireless LAN (WLAN) market. Significantly all the profits are derived from the sale of Enterprise-class WLAN gear from the likes of Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. We will present on:
revenue and underlying hardware/software unit trends of Enterprise-class, Outdoor and Small Office Home Office (SOHO)-class systems

vendor market shares

technology transitions from various radio types, including todays 802.11n and 802.11ac

customer segment trends, including by vertical market and deployment type (remote branch, headquarters)

an assessment of the impact of and extent to which cloud-managed services are driving the WLAN market

the impact that higher speed radio technology will have on the Ethernet switch market