Paul Erickson is a senior analyst with the IHS consumer electronics group. With over 13 years of technology industry experience, Erickson's topical experience as an analyst has included consumer electronics, pay & broadcast TV, digital content, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, HD broadcasting and services, digital set-top boxes, IPTV, over-the-top video hardware and services, home audio, advanced user interface technologies, and digital rights management.
His current subject areas are connected devices, over-the-top video hardware, multiscreen delivery and consumption, network audio devices, and the evolution of user interface technology within consumer devices. He is part of the team driving Connected Devices research within the Broadband Technology Intelligence service.
Prior to joining IHS, he worked as a competitive intelligence and strategy analyst within the enterprise software sector for IBM and Vignette Corporation, as well as consulted on a number of independent projects for Dell, Compaq, Silicon Graphics and AT&T. Erickson is also formerly the Director of DVD and HD Market Research at DisplaySearch, and was featured at the 2009 International CES as one of three expert panelists speaking at the Blu-ray Disc Association press conference, alongside fellow IHS colleague and Director / Senior Principal Analyst Tom Adams.
He has been quoted in a variety of industry publications and news outlets, including USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, the BBC, Reuters, Associated Press, NPR, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CNN, BusinessWeek, Variety, Bloomberg, Wired, Home Media Magazine, PC World, CNET, Stuff, CE Pro and Cable & Satellite International.
He also holds a B.S. in International Business from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, and can converse in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese.