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
As the dynamics of the industry become ever more turbulent, and the pressure on companies to innovate and transform increases, the nature of relationships is changing. Traditional development processes and supply chains are no longer barriers to entry but in fact competitive weaknesses. New thinking, skill sets, technologies, processes and tools require new partners.
As a result the relationship map is changing rapidly and the shape of the industry and who will emerge as key players is in dynamic flux. Steve Bell will present the development of current relationships, what’s influencing them and future trends.
This comprehensive report looks at the connected car landscape exploring the impact of 5G, new architectures and the ascendancy of eSIMs as the OEM and CSP relationships develop.
There is a prevailing assumption that the only use case for 5G is autonomous vehicles (AV) and since this need is moving to 2030 and beyond there is no 5G urgency. This assumption is misplaced. The reality is that the digital transformation that is burning through the industry has made software-defined vehicles (SDV) the use case that desperately needs 4G now and will very quickly demand upgraded 5G capability.
Join Steve Bell as he explores current technology, market data and survey data, as well as with tech trends from Mobile World Congress 2023, and highlights the rapidly approaching pivot point for connectivity in automotive.
How Orange Business a European mobile operator addressed the needs of Lucid and won their business
A chipset that unleashes the power of 5G capability and positions the automotive industry to be a leader in driving new and innovative applications and services. Interview insights from Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and GM, automotive, with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Understand why Information Technology (IT) cybersecurity does not directly translate to automotive cybersecurity