Mr. Dan Cryan is the executive director of Research and Analysis at IHS Markit and a thought leader in digital media coverage.
Mr. Cryan oversees the strategic development of the company's global output on the business and economics of broadband, the digital distribution of ebooks, movies, music, TV and user-generated content and the relationship between content and consumer technology. He has pioneered and managed the company's market forecasting models in all of these areas since 2004, building it on a granular service-by-service basis through direct relationships with service providers and content owners that now underpins IHS Markit digital media coverage – the first of its kind anywhere in the world. He advises senior management at the world's largest media and technology companies, including the Hollywood Studios, television networks, consumer electronics companies and telcos, as well as regulators and major investment firms, on the way that the internet and connected home are transforming the media and entertainment hardware businesses. He is also a regular speaker at international conferences and guest lecturer at the Media Business School. He authored books Introducing Logic (2002) and Introducing Capitalism (2009) which have been translated into several languages. He was graduated from University College London, UK, with bachelor and an MA in Philosophy.