Matthew Ball

Chief Analyst at Canalys Ltd.

Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball

Chief Analyst at Canalys Ltd.

Biography

Matthew Ball leads Canalys’ global infrastructure, cloud and cybersecurity research. He analyzes the impact of converging technologies on the channel, driven by digitalization and deployment of Internet of Things, across core data center and edge computing environments. He also leads confidential consultancy projects, participates in various channel surveys, and provides clients with expert advice and analysis. He is a regular presenter at industry events, including Canalys' Channels Forums around the world, trade shows, and channel partner and customer conferences.

He created and developed the company’s highly-regarded annual Point of View, quarterly Vendor Performance Index analysis, and biannual Mergers and Acquisitions reports. He also has experience of working in multinational teams within client organizations, across countries and regions around the world.

Prior to joining Canalys in 2004, Matthew worked for three years as a research analyst at MZA, where he was responsible for a variety of activities in both the consumer and enterprise areas of the telecommunications industry, such as PBX market sizing and analysis of market share information, as well as price tracking at both a European and worldwide level.

Matthew graduated from the University of Birmingham with an Honors Degree in Geography, specializing in analytical techniques.

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Co-Founder at Canalys Ltd.

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Senior Director at Canalys Americas

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Co-Founder at Canalys Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Canalys Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at Canalys Ltd.

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Research Director, APAC at Canalys Ltd.

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Business Development Director, EMEA at Canalys Ltd.

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Education
Class of 2001

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people's lives. We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage. Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice because that's what great universities do.

Career History
Chief Analyst
Current

Canalys Ltd. is a private company located in Reading, UK, that operates in several countries. The firm provides investment research. It was founded in 1998 by Chris Jones and Alessandra Fitzpatrick. Steve Brazier has been the CEO since that date.

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Director
2004 - Current

Canalys Ltd. is a private company located in Reading, UK, that operates in several countries. The firm provides investment research. It was founded in 1998 by Chris Jones and Alessandra Fitzpatrick. Steve Brazier has been the CEO since that date.

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