Gartner Expert

Jonathan Davenport

Sr Director Analyst

Jonathan Davenport works in the Industries group, where Mr. Davenport is responsible for two IoT coverage areas; connected and autonomous vehicles; and broader autonomous things (including drones, robots and ships). To date his thought leading research provides actionable information about how to develop new differentiated business models for clients who utilize sensors and devices in connected and autonomous vehicles. His research is designed to help product leaders and CIOs take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the rapidly changing competitive landscape. He advises clients on a range of topics including; software-defined vehicles, direct and indirect monetization strategies; digitization; mapping; security; connectivity technology including telematics, 5G, vehicle to everything (V2X) and over-the-air (OTA) software updates; and smart cities topics such as smart parking and e-tolling.

Previous experience

Mr. Davenport provided strategic planning advice to leadership teams, boards and investors to help them evaluate new market opportunities, develop compelling product collateral and publish engaging thought leadership content to support customer engagement.

Examples of custom-research key account projects he's worked on in the past includes BT Global Services and Openreach (communications services company, HQ: U.K., group revenue: 19 billion pounds), HTC (smartphone manufacturer, HQ: Taiwan, revenue: 15 billion dollars), Epson (printer manufacturer, HQ: Japan, revenue: 9.7 billion dollars), Informa Group (business intelligence company, HQ: U.K., revenue: 1.2 billion dollars), Arqiva (communications infrastructure and media services company, HQ: U.K., revenue: 1 billion pounds), and Telent (technology and network services provider, HQ: U.K., revenue: 400 million pounds).

Professional background


Director, Analyst

Milner Strategic Marketing (Business Consultancy)

Head of Market Analysis

E.ON (Energy Utility Company)

Various Analyst and Management Roles

Areas of coverage

Go-to-Market Strategy

Industry Markets and Technologies

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

Manufacturing Digital Transformation and Innovation (Retired)

Industry Product Planning and Strategy

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Connected and autonomous vehicles (IoT angle - sensors and systems within vehicles inc. smart tires, telematics etc.)

2Software defined vehicles and over-the-Air (OTA) software updates

3Help product managers with; product planning; product introduction; product development; product life cycle management; and product leadership

4Autonomous Things (including robots, drones and ships)

5Vehicle to Infrastructure communication - smart parking, motorway tolls