Craig Foster is an Analyst for Gigaom Research and the co-founder of Valour Consultancy, a U.K. based provider of market intelligence relating to maritime and aeronautical connectivity. He also engages in some freelance analytical work by lending his expertise to a number of research organizations.
Prior to establishing Valour Consultancy, Foster spent eighteen months at ABI Research and almost three years at IMS Research. At ABI, he launched a new research area devoted specifically to the home automation market, before focusing his efforts on expanding the research portfolio of the company’s M2M service. Here, he developed vertical-specific briefs on vehicle telematics, smart grid, intelligent transportation systems and retail/payments, as well as horizontal-focused research on M2M platforms, modules and services. At IMS, he looked at the power transmission and low voltage products markets and then moved on to take responsibility for the company’s then nascent aerospace research group.
He has been widely quoted in trade journals, magazines and other forms of online and print media, most notably, Forbes Magazine and The Sunday Times. He also made an appearance on “The PME Interview” – a bi-weekly web-based Q&A featuring prominent people from across the in-flight entertainment industry.