Director, Forecasting & Data Analysis
Steve Bell is an accomplished strategy and technology analyst with Informa Tech Automotive Group. His team are focused on the development of the automotive landscape, ecosystem and value chain. His coverage at Wards Intelligence and TU-Automotive focuses on connectivity-based technology transformation (4G, 5G, V2X, Satellite, Mobile Edge computing, AI, IoT, cybersecurity and blockchain) on vehicles, development and production and adjacent areas such as smart cities.
For the last 5 years he was a Senior Analyst with Heavy Reading and focused on IoT in the mobile network domain specifically the growth of 4G and 5G in two verticals; Industrial IoT and connected and autonomous vehicles. For the last 2 years he has also served as analyst in residence at TU-Auto.com providing insight on the future of this emerging industry.
Steve joined Heavy Reading in 2014 after an extensive executive career in industrial applications and then Telecoms with Motorola in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. He is also an entrepreneur having founded two companies: one an analysis and advisory firm the other a digital city services platform focused on parking.
Steve is a frequent webinar producer and respected and sought after speaker at industry conferences.
Latest From Steve Bell
Rapidly changing customer demand, unprecedented labor shortages, and international supply chain issues are causing disruption in automotive. Additionally, the rapid developments in robotics, advanced analytics, machine learning and machine vision, as well as AI, are accelerating digital transformation and the shift to smart factories
As the industry moves to software-defined vehicles there is a requirement for next-generation connectivity to keep vehicles updated and constantly protected against cybersecurity threats.
Wireless communication is the technology that underpins and enables not only the connected car but also the shared mobility and AV business opportunity.
Beyond the concept cars and the sweeping strategy statements there was a plethora of innovative ideas, new technologies and applications at CES 2022. As standalone concepts they are exciting but, more significantly, they are converging to shape the broader mobility space, including automotive. New players and strategic partnerships are emerging with significant implications for the future structure of the industry and the relevance of existing business models. This session will curate the key announcements and create a framework to help understand the future dynamics of the industry.
The adoption of new ADAS – and ultimately fully autonomous – features is requiring faster communication between sensors, GPS and the cloud, driving automakers toward 5G communication. Upcoming BEVs, many incorporating all-new software-defined electronics architectures, are at the forefront of the transition.