Jon Arnold is an established independent analyst and thought leader in the communications technology space, and has also been actively involved in the smart grid sector since 2009. Seeing rich synergies between these two markets, Jon founded Intelligent Communications Partners, and in 2010 developed the highly-acclaimed Smart Grid Summit in partnership with TMC. This partnership also produced the Smart Grid Portal, where Jon’s continuous thought leadership built up a strong following that peaked at two million monthly page views.
Since then, Jon has partnered with Zpryme Research, where he currently serves as both an Advisor to the company and as the Community Advocate for their flagship conference, the Energy Thought Summit. His ongoing thought leadership contributions can be followed on the ETS16 website.
As Principal of J Arnold & Associates, he operates an independent telecom analyst and strategy consultancy based in Toronto, Ontario. The consultancy’s primary focus is providing thought leadership and go-to-market counsel regarding IP communications, disruptive technologies and emerging business models. Key areas of expertise include unified communications, cloud services, collaboration, Internet of Things, contact centers, customer experience, video, VoIP, and social media.
He has been consulting about these technologies since 2001, and can be followed on his widely-read Analyst 2.0 Blog, along with regular commentary on Twitter and Linked in. In July 2015, his blog was recognized as a 2015 Top Tech Blog, and GetVoIP.com named Jon a Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015, as well as a Top 100 Tech Podcaster in 2014. Other blog accolades can be found on his full bio on the JAA website.