Hello, Tech.pinions

I am pleased to announce that, as one element of building a new high tech industry analyst firm, I will be joining Techpinions as a part of the columnist team and as partner. It is an honor to work with Tim Bajarin, Ben Bajarin, Stephen Wildstrom, Peter Lewis and many of the awesome contributors.

What I Believe
I believe that we, the tech industry, have the largest opportunity in front of us that has ever existed. The intersection of the biowatch, phone, tablet, computer, home appliances, living room electronics, automobiles and the multiple apps, networks and data centers that connect them, will just be the start of a revolution. We will move from where we are now into a “complete” cloud computing model which, after many years, will then morph its way into an ambient computing model. By ambient, I mean all around us, in the background, and automatic.


To interact in this environment, end users will utilize advanced and natural HCI techniques like speech and air gestures in addition to traditional touch, mouse and keyboard. Sure, there are interim steps in the future models, but one must envision where the puck will be before skating there. There are many uncertainties, but what is certain is the amount of power and control end users have.

What to Expect From Me at Tech.pinions
As an industry analyst, I will be analyzing interconnected ecosystems and for some, advising them on how to best address those future market shifts. One of the vehicles I will be using to publicly communicate my views on the emerging “complete” cloud and ambient computing spaces will be through Tech.pinions. While not exclusive to Tech.pinions, it will be a key communication vehicle. Analysis and opinions will span end usage models and behavior, technologies, and business models that shape the technology future.

It’s About the Conversation
Our industry’s learning and insight model has fundamentally changed now that there is a structured way to garner the insights of millions of individuals via social media. I would like there to be a conversation around these opinions at Techpinions, too. You can either comment here, or you can reach me at Twitter, Google Plus, or LinkedIn.

Stay Tuned
This is just one of many announcements I will be making between now and CES as I build a up a technology analyst practice. I look forward to getting your direct, honest, insightful, and non-politically correct input as we move forward.

You can find Patrick’s full bio here.

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Patrick Moorhead

Patrick Moorhead was ranked the #1 technology industry analyst by Apollo Research for the U.S. and EMEA in May, 2013.. He is President and Principal Analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy, a high tech analyst firm focused on the ecosystem intersections of the phone, tablet, PC, TV, datacenter and cloud. Moorhead departed AMD in 2011 where he served as Corporate Vice President and Corporate Fellow in the strategy group. There, he developed long-term strategies for mobile computing devices and personal computers. In his 11 years at AMD he also led product management, business planning, product marketing, regional marketing, channel marketing, and corporate marketing. Moorhead worked at Compaq Computer Corp. during their run to the #1 market share leader position in personal computers. Moorhead also served as an executive at AltaVista E-commerce during their peak and pioneered cost per click e-commerce models.

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