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Neil Strother, Principal Research Analyst

Neil Strother

Neil Strother is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Utility Transformations program, with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) trend, smart metering technologies, and home energy management (HEM) solutions. Strother has an extensive background in market intelligence (more than 16 years) focused on emerging technologies.

Strother is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is regularly quoted in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, and Bloomberg. Prior to joining Navigant Research, Strother was practice director of mobile services at ABI Research. He previously held senior analyst positions at Forrester, and NPD. He was also the managing editor of ZDNet AnchorDesk. Strother holds an MS from Northwestern University and a BA from Whitman College.

Recent Reports

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  • 5G and the Internet of Energy

    5G communications technology will underpin the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the confluence of ubiquitous mobile broadband, pervasive sensing, and artificial intelligence promises to drive massive change across industry and society. This coming generation of wireless communications, in global pilots even as standards are still...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: IoT Platform Vendors

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 15 IoT Platform Providers

    Utilities and similarly large enterprises seeking to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) technologies rely on an ecosystem of vendors to help them harness the complex nature of these projects. Assistance is needed to manage an increasing number of connected devices and processes, handle the large data volumes they kick off, and then unlo...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: The Smart Home

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 15 Smart Home Solutions Providers

    The concept of a smart home has the potential to revolutionize the way people interact with their homes. Homes that act intuitively and intelligently through an ecosystem of communicating devices, software, and services can enrich consumers’ lives by fostering increased comfort, convenience, control, awareness, and cost and energy...

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  • IoT for Lighting

    IoT Lighting Solutions: Hardware, Software, and Services

    Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solutions bring connectivity to devices that were previously not connected and provide data (where data was not available) through the connection. An IoT lighting system also enables one device to talk with another device. Connectivity and communication can happen between devices within the lighting...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • Look to Islands to Teach Us More about IoT

    January 16, 2018

    Islands play an important role in the energy sector, and in other sectors. The Hawaiian Islands, for instance, have been a test bed for new technologies at scale, such as rooftop solar and energy storage systems, led by the Hawaiian Electric Company. The concept of islanding, where a distributed energy resource continues to provide ...

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  • Businesses Say Bring On IoT Regulations

    November 28, 2017

    Most businesses do not seek new regulations from governments or regulatory agencies. They already have enough rules to play by. But when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), many take a different tack and are quite open to strong regulations since they are acutely aware of the many reported hacks or known vulnerabilities in thi...

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  • Cybersecurity Threats Mount, but Overall Picture Not So Bleak

    November 16, 2017

    Cybersecurity threats keep mounting against the grid, corporations, and individuals. The known attacks and security holes revealed in the past year are real and cause for serious concern. The whole picture, however, might not be as bleak as it first appears if utilities focus on getting ahead of cybersecurity threats. The good guys ...

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  • Dell, Others Make Bold Moves in IoT Market

    November 10, 2017

    Dell made a splash in the Internet of Things (IoT) market recently, announcing a $1 billion investment over 3 years to set up a new IoT division of the company and to fund new IoT-specific products, labs, and a partner program. The goal is to prod customers into speeding up the deployment of its IoT projects. This move follows a qui...

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Recent Press Releases

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