John Jackson is Research Vice President, Mobile & Connected Platforms. He is responsible for IDC's research on content and service distribution strategies across mobile and connected platforms and execution environments. John has spent the past twelve years researching mobile and computing technologies and business strategies. His areas of expertise include application development and delivery platforms, mobile devices, communications semiconductors, operator and channel strategies, network technologies and standards, as well as market forecasting. Prior to joining IDC, John was a Vice President of Research at CCS Insight, a UK-based market research and advisory firm, and before that he led the Yankee Group's Wireless/Mobile Technologies practice.