Craig Foster is a senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy. He has extensive experience covering a wide variety of technology markets including the Internet of Things, M2M, smart home, smart grid, home energy management, maritime VSAT and in-flight entertainment and connectivity. Foster has been an industry analyst for eight years and is based in Leicester in the United Kingdom.
Prior to his work at Valour Consultancy, he was a principal analyst at ABI Research and a market analyst at IMS Research. At ABI, he launched a new research area devoted to the smart home, before focusing his efforts on expanding the company’s IoT portfolio. At IMS, Foster’s research focused on the power transmission and low voltage products markets after which he moved on to take responsibility for the company’s then-nascent aerospace research group.
Foster is a regular participant in panel discussions and webinars and has been widely quoted in trade journals, magazines, and other forms of online and print media, most notably Forbes and The Sunday Times. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Leicester.