The NPD Group has named Paul Gagnon as vice president, industry advisor for the firm’s Consumer Technology business. As a 20-year industry veteran, Gagnon is a trusted consumer electronics (CE) analyst and leader with expertise in many aspects of the CE industry, from supply chains and core technologies to consumer CE product adoption.
“The technology industry is one of constant and exciting change. The role technology plays in our lives is forever evolving as we adopt new smart technologies for our homes, explore new entertainment hardware, and adjust to a perhaps permanent hybrid work schedule,” said Ian Hamilton, president of NPD’s Technology sector in a statement. “Paul is a welcome addition to our technology team as he brings a wealth of CE knowledge and will provide critical insights to NPD’s clients, who rely on our data to make real-time business decisions.”
Gagnon will track the industry and anticipate market trends to help manufacturers and retailers make data-driven business decisions for the present and future in this role. He is knowledgeable about display technologies and their application in CE, as well as the overall intersection of CE technology, devices, and applications.
Prior to joining The NPD Group, Gagnon was senior research director at Omdia, formerly IHS Markit Technology. He also previously led the TV research team at NPD DisplaySearch, was a senior marketing analyst at Hitachi, and started his career on the retail side of the industry at Circuit City.
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