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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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  • Smart Appliances Expand Smart Home IoT Opportunity for Energy Customers

    A wave of adoption of smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) products and technologies has risen among consumers seeking greater automation, energy savings, and convenience in their homes. Products like smart thermostats, connected lights controlled by voice activation, and smart locks have gained a foothold among a growing number ...

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  • Managing IoT Cybersecurity Threats in the Energy Cloud Ecosystem

    Cybersecurity attacks threaten the grid, enterprises, and consumer devices on a nearly constant basis. The growing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and systems heightens this threat, giving attackers an expanding number of vectors and surfaces to target. At risk are not only valuable digital assets, private information, ...

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: IoT for Lighting

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 15 Key Market Influencers

    Navigant Research defines the Internet of Things (IoT) for lighting concept as adding value beyond illumination. IoT lighting solutions for commercial buildings bring connectivity to devices that were previously not connected and provide data (where data was not available) through the connection. Connectivity and communication can h...

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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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Recent Blog Posts

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  • The Vulnerable Electric Grid Might Be Tougher Than You Think

    April 10, 2018

    The ongoing struggle to keep the US electric grid safe from attacks can seem like a losing proposition, especially given recent reports of Russian-sponsored hacking attempts and a serious warning about increasing vulnerability. However, there are quieter accounts of progress among those working to keep the grid safe. Berkeley Lab Th...

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  • Hacks, Hacks Everywhere: FERC, US Energy Grid, Atlanta Are All Targets

    April 3, 2018

    Like Amazon deliveries, cyber attacks keep showing up on a regular basis. In recent days: the US charged nine Iranian citizens with a state-sponsored attack against a range of companies and agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); the Trump administration blamed Russia for ongoing attempts to hack the US ...

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  • Consumers Are Ready for Upgraded Energy Platforms, and Utilities Should Oblige

    February 13, 2018

    Utility managers in the US seeking to shake-up and modernize customer engagement have new evidence to support such efforts. A recent study supports the idea that many consumers are ready for an upgraded online platform to interact with their utility. The study, by Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative, finds nearly half (48%) of respo...

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  • Market Heats Up for IoT Energy Management Solutions

    February 1, 2018

    Managing energy grids has grown ever more complex as the number of connecting devices has risen sharply. Millions of two-way communicating smart meters, pieces of advanced substation automation equipment, and distributed generation assets have come online in recent years, creating an intricate Internet of Things (IoT) network that c...

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Recent Press Releases

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