Gartner Expert

Jonathan Davenport

Sr Principal Analyst

Jonathan Davenport works in the Industries group, where Mr. Davenport is responsible for two IoT coverage areas; connected and autonomous vehicles; and automation and robotics. 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; direct and indirect monetization strategies; digitization; connectivity technology including telematics, 5G, V2X and 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


Senior Research Analyst

Milner Strategic Marketing (Business Consultancy)

Head of Market Analysis

E.ON (Energy Utility Company)

Various Analyst and Management Roles

Areas of coverage

Product Messaging and Differentiation

Industry Strategy Execution

Industry Product Planning

Industry Markets and Technologies

Manufacturing Digital Transformation and Innovation

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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.)

2Robotics (IoT angle)

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

4Over the Air (OTA) software updates

5Vehicle to Infrastructure communication - smart parking, motorway tolls

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