Learn More About Horace Dediu
Lime Scooters, Jump Bikes and the like may seem like novelties today, but they will revolutionize urban transport within the next two decades, predicts Horace Dediu, Partner and Chief Market Strategist at Relay Ventures. His conviction led him to coin the term micromobility to describe a field and future he is both actively shaping and accelerating. Founder of Micromobility Industries, the Micromobility Podcast, and Bond Mobility in Switzerland, Dediu is actively presenting on the topic worldwide, helping business leaders across industries anticipate the required major business model changes ahead.
A renowned business analyst and leading expert on the mobile industry (Fortune magazine declared him “King of Apple Analysts”), Dediu has in recent years shifted his attention and authority from mobile phones to smart transportation. As he explains it, just as the mainframe was unbundled into the personal computer, and the network and PC into phones, tablets and wearables, transport is moving from all-in-one owned cars into ever-smaller, on-demand vehicles – and the implications are tremendous for everyone and everything: cities, nations, work, urbanization, the environment, policy, entrepreneurs and manufacturers of Li-ion batteries, autonomous and shared vehicles, and more.
It’s a transformation not only virtuous but highly profitable, says Dediu—and he’s on its leading edge. A visionary, Dediu is also a convener. He launched the Micromobility Conference in 2017, and the now-annual summits bring together hundreds of micromobility doers and influencers across the sector: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and policymakers. He hosts the Micromobility and Critical Path podcasts, and his market intelligence platform Asymco.com is followed by tens of thousands of mobile industry observers, setting the standard for public, open access to deep industry analysis. With more than 350,000 citations to his name, Dediu is relied on by major media for his technology and business strategy analysis and ideas.
Dediu draws from 25 years of research, analysis and publishing, and engages every audience – online and on stage, and across professions, industries and organizations. Through engagements and performances in front of companies as diverse as IKEA, IBM, Apple, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Motorola and Riot Games, he enthralls audiences with a unique presentation technique, using custom-built tools that must be seen to be fully understood.
A former student and mentee of the late Clayton Christensen, Dediu was previously Senior Fellow at The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation where he devoted time to teaching and researching the impact of technology on the disruption of sectors (such as banking, automotive and energy) and the impact of disruption on technology sectors (such as mobile, computing and wearables). Dediu is also a member of The Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School. Perhaps best known for his authority on and enthusiasm for Apple’s business, Dediu spent more than eight years analyzing mobile software, platforms and markets at Nokia.
Dediu has master’s degrees from Harvard Business School and Tufts University in business administration and electrical engineering, respectively.
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