Dr Neil Davies — Chief Scientist at Predictable Network Solutions Ltd
Martin has extensive, domain-leading, knowledge. He brings that, and his impressive intellect, to bear on every issue that is presented with. This delivers actionable insight of the highest order. It is a pleasure to work him and he is never boring to work with — for me the highest accolade.
May 13, 2014
Peter Thompson — Chief Technical Officer at Predictable Network Solutions Ltd
Working with Martin is intellectually challenging and highly satisfying; he doesn't let up until previously vague ideas become fully coherent. He is highly organised, very productive, and a tremendous asset to the company.
April 4, 2014
Murali Prasad — Vice President SDN NFV Sales at Netcracker
Martin shares ground breaking ideas on solving real problems with Telecom carriers. He first got my attention with his articles on “new value from existing Telco assets” and solving growth issues with carriers. I found his ideas useful in understanding how to overcome the risk averse and attached to the status quo culture in carriers.
April 22, 2016
Jay Carpenter — Founder at Desert Blockchain LLC
Martin is one of the few people of which I'm aware that has command over both the telecom ecosystem and the Internet ecosystem. After following Martin's work and thought leadership during the last two decades, his vision for what is next has proven spot on time after time. I highly recommend Martin Geddes as a visionary for communications and network consulting.
April 8, 2016
Scott Mackenzie — Solution Architect and Entrepreneur
Martin is very experienced with bags of deep technical skills, business/market acumen and industry experience. He produces an online blog which I highly recommend. His original ideas, predictions, proposals, insight and analysis provide an essential brief for telecoms and communication professionals (and even wider), both on the business and technical side. I've been following Martin's blog for a few months and feel I've (enjoyably) broadened my knowledge of areas such as regulatory landscape, net neutrality and the challenges of quality of service.
April 6, 2016
Gavin Young — Head of Fixed Access Centre of Excellence at Vodafone
I have attended several seminars and conference workshops organised by Martin. I found these transformational in terms of framing network performance in both a commercial and scientific context. Martin definitely inspired me and as a result, I now have an unhealthy interest in this topic! Martin has an excellent presentation style making excellent use of examples, anecdotes and analogies to convey potentially complex ideas in a comprehensible and extremely interesting way. I have subsequently recommended his material to numerous colleagues. I would regard Martin as a guru in his field with a great capacity to break from the shackles of conventional thinking in order to explore better ways of exploiting technology.
April 5, 2016
Paulo Bernardocki — Global CTIO - Customer Unit Telefonica at Ericsson
Every interaction with Martin provides insightful reflections on ICT technology, business and industry challenges. Really a great counterpart, always brings a different perspective for the discussion.
April 5, 2016
Jose Maria Recio — CTO and Co-Founder at Solaiemes
Martin's insights have helped me a lot to better articulate some rough ideas at the back of my mind and open new perspectives. I have followed him since the early noughties, when he dared to propose ideas that time has mostly confirmed as correct. I especially remember several of his eComm talks, like "Goodbye Minutes, Hello Moments" and "The Google moment for Voice".
Current analysis and commentary is either heavily focus on finance-like factors, ignoring that in this business you need to deliver (and financial engineering falls short of helping you there); or stressing too much the technical, or "wow" aspects. And most of what you can read simply recycles the same ideas and buzzwords over and over.
The industry needs independent minds like Martin, with a very solid understanding of both the business and technical factors. And the ability to lift the veil of buzzwords and help you perceive the market and opportunities in a radical different way.
April 5, 2016
Harald Wium Lie — Broadband strategist
Martin Geddes belongs to the global elite when it comes to deep insight into how IP networks work and how to make them work better. He has a long and outstanding track record, and I highly recommend his work. He's generous with sharing thoughts and experience. I may not always agree with him, but he's always fresh and commercially unbiased. Martin adds a lot of value to the broadband industry.
April 3, 2016
Alexandre Warnier — Head of Digital Transformation at Proximus
Working in the same industry for years might lead to a static understanding of the business we are in. I realised the Telecommunications business and the underlying network could be seen differently when I started following Martin’s newsletters. However I knew it would be challenging to share my key moment of truth with colleagues with other backgrounds.
Yet this is exactly what Martin is very good at – Transforming a complex engineering concept into a story that resonates to all stakeholders. And that is exactly what Martin delivered as guest speaker at our customer event. I am still an active follower of his publications I am looking forward to extending further our collaboration.
March 30, 2016
Tony Fry — Information & Communications Technology Strategist
Martin's is an active, provocative voice at conferences; and through his well researched and well written telco related articles. He not only talks the talk but walks the walk - founding businesses to close the gaps that telcos don't seem to realise are impacting their customers.
March 30, 2016
Erik Lambert — Director at The Silver Lining Project
Martin's writing is a must for those who want a fresh take when thinking about the evolution of telecom networks and of the Internet.
Actually, for anyone who is trying to think about those things, it is a must. You don't always have to agree, but you better take into account Martin's arguments.
March 29, 2016
Misha Maksin — Infrastructure Software Engineer
I'm always delighted to find Martin's newsletter in my inbox! It's oh so grounding to hear his take - no- nonsense and witty - on recent developments in the world of telecoms. For that, I thank Martin's unique blend of solid scientific background, engineering expertise, and fluency in questions of policy and politics. Like, it was sobering for me to get explained that from technical point of view "net neutrality" is complete absurd - an issue that up to that point I perceived as political/philosophical one. Likewise, applied mathematician in me was excited to learn about ∆Q - mathematical construct that not only beautifully unifies continuous delay and discrete loss into one probability measure, but also allows to relate network performance on all levels - from network packets to user experience! I now want to go through archives of the newsletter to make sure I didn't miss any other ideas as revolutionary as ∆Q ;) But what blew my mind is the report on the future of personal communication, and the Hypersense concept. I'd like to think of myself as a visionary as well (who doesn't? ;) and this report by Martin and Kelly is the showcase of methodically developing 10-year vision that is grounded in today's reality and thus is likely to manifest.
March 29, 2016
Anthony Morris — Chief Advisor, Telecommunications Monitoring
I find Martin's writing easy to read even though it tackles complex subjects. He brings insightful analysis to the often misunderstood area of telco networks and broadband quality.
March 28, 2016
Dean Bubley — Futurist & Analyst, Disruptive Analysis
I've worked with Martin on a diverse range of activities for nearly a decade. We've conducted numerous joint advisory workshops & strategy projects, run a series of public seminar events on cutting-edge aspects of communications, and debated vigorously on social media. In all of this, he has consistently delivered superb, deeply-considered insights blending technology, business and human factors. He is able to engage clients as partners, and call upon a diverse set of contacts and anecdotes to craft unique methodologies and conclusions. His written output is similarly inspiring, often shining light on complex problems from unusual angles.
March 27, 2016
Chuck Urmson — Independent Researcher
Martin continuously provides one of the best cures for complacency around. He serves to remind us of problems we would rather sweep under the carpet and that networking is far from being a "solved problem".
March 27, 2016
Dr Roslyn Layton — Internet Policy expert
Martin is perhaps the only mathematician who is fully fluent in both telecommunications engineering and policy. He is highly respected among peers, and his writing on Internet policy and net neutrality, which address both human and technical concerns, is some of the most compelling (that says a lot considering there are tens of thousands or articles!). I work with Martin, and he delivers on time (and frequently early) and exceeds expectations. I wish he could be cloned.
March 25, 2016
Pierre de Vries — Co-director, Spectrum Policy Initiative at Silicon Flatirons Center
I have been following Martin's newsletter for some years now. He has greatly influenced my thinking about network design, regulation, and the implications of new internet technologies. For example, his work is evident in how I think about net neutrality and network QoS/QoE. He's a key thinker in this space, and a passionate, articulate and imaginative advocate.
March 25, 2016
Paul Sweeney — EVP Product at Webio Ltd
Martin Geddes writes eloquently and with no small amount of wit about deep and complex issue of connectivity. Martin's writing helps me keep "my thinking biases" to the top of my mind, to remind me that my framework for looking at the word is just that, a framework. I never pass over one of his posts or emails without reading it. I am always better for having read it.
Martin's thinking is a "leap" above anything else I have read. Although he is well known for his command of the technology, I think people should be paying lot more attention to what he says about alternative business models in the Telco domain.
March 25, 2016
Dr Roland J. Cole — Founder at Fertile Ground for Small Business
I read Martin Geddes carefully because he deserves my highest accolade – he makes me think. Sometimes, he sheds new light on an old issue; sometimes he defines an entirely new issue. I do not always agree with everything he writes; but everything he has written has been worth careful consideration. When it does not open new vistas or change my mind, it at least clarifies my own thinking.
Plus, his articles are short, full of provocative analogies and metaphors, that create memorable visual images of the points he is trying to make. He does this in his slide shows, where the visual images are in fact images; but he also does it with his purely textual descriptions. He also has a talent for memorable and thought-provoking labels for his concepts, such as "Hypervoice" and "delta-Q." His article emails are always the articles I read first, and I look forward to the next one with great anticipation.
March 25, 2016
Tim Poulus — Founder at Titus Investments
I have known Martin for a number of years as a leading indicator of where the sector is headed. I have always been impressed, not just by his independent way of thinking, but as much by his writing style. He writes in a compelling way, not eschewing polemics or even a bit of humor. And frankly, he has taught me to be modest in the telecoms field, where the likes of Martin shine their lights on what always turns out to be the forefront of the latest developments.
March 25, 2016
Keith Wallington — Investor and advisor in SaaS/B2B
Martin's writing keeps me current on the forces impacting the Telco sector, often before the Telcos themselves have identified and understood the issue: His ability to see through the noise is a rare skill and one I've treasured since we collaborated 10 years ago. Accessing this intel free via Martin's writing is a gift not to be ignored or undervalued. Thank you Martin.
March 25, 2016
Daniel Young — CEO of EngineerBetter
Martin’s intellectual output has continued to inspire me for many years. His insight is often breathtaking and always beautifully written.
January 29, 2016
Stuart Sharrock — Chairman at ICIN Events Ltd
Good communicators are not uncommon. Many people have the ability to explain ideas and concepts in a comprehensible and succinct fashion. Martin Geddes is a good communicator. But Martin has an additional dimension; he is an analytical thinker and he has important things to say about the science of networking. That's an incredibly rare combination, capable of providing insight into the issues facing a communications industry in transition. He's demonstrated this capability admirably in thought provoking Forum presentations at recent ITU Telecom World events. If you are interested in the future of communications then you need to listen to Martin; he could be your most important source of competitive advantage.
December 29, 2014
Kelly Fitzsimmons — Co Founder & Managing Director at Custom Reality Services
One of the main challenges when pioneering a new market is defining your category and explaining why this new terrain is so disruptive. As CEO of HarQen, I faced this challenge. In 2011, I heard Martin keynote at a major communications conference and quickly realized that he was the smartest person in the room. I approached him and related my challenge. Within months, we began to collaborate, as Martin relishes a good challenge.
As a result, I hired his company to work on defining this new space, building the narrative and commissioning a white paper. From the get go, it was clear this would be more than a one time engagement. Martin's deep analytical skills, structured approach and ability to go wide and narrow resulted in a eureka moment that would forever change the trajectory of HarQen and, even more remarkably, my career.
In July 2012, months of research, conversations and interviews coalesced into a word: Hypervoice. What Martin saw was far bigger than HarQen or even our competitive landscape. It was an emergent paradigm that would disrupt entrenched industries and fundamentally alter the way in which we communicate. In short, the outcome was way outside the bounds of the original assignment. Martin's vision was far bigger than a new word. It was the birth of a movement. The concept was so compelling that I chose to co-found with Martin the Hypervoice Consortium, leaving my role of CEO of HarQen, at the end of 2012.
It is a rare consultant who, as Daniel Kahneman put it, can "think both fast and slow." It's an even rarer consultant who can produce a vision so compelling as to tempt a founder out of her own startup. And that is exactly what happened to me.
December 1, 2013
Patrick Murphy — Business Manager at New Bedford Public Schools
Working with Martin to bring the Future of Voice Masterclass from idea to "product" launch was quite enjoyable. The content and organizational brilliance of the Santa Clara based Future of Voice event was evident. It bodes well for the industry and anyone who cares about connecting humans together whether through streams of technology or via communities.
July 1, 2011
Leon Benjamin — Social Collaboration Adoption at Sei Mani
It's been said that discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen, but thinking what no one has thought. Martin manages to do this all his waking life and never ceases to amaze me with his profoundly insightful analyses of the telecoms industry. Rarely does a person with a technical background bring together the economics and politics of the industry in a way that actually makes sense and can be re-used in one's own professional life even if you work in a different industry.
March 28, 2016
Michael Mace — VP Product Marketing
Martin is freakishly smart about telecoms. I got to know him when I was working at Palm and we were looking to understand the world of the mobile operators. Out of everyone we talked with, he had the broadest understanding of the problems and possibilities of the wireless world.He sees very far ahead, so much so that it's sometimes hard to see the path from the mud we're stuck in today to the places he tells you we need to go. But the journey is well worth the effort. You should listen to him.
March 25, 2016
Farooq Butt — Senior Vice President Business Development & Strategy at WiTricity
Martin is an amazing resource. Those who hire him tend to get an "unfair advantage" in terms of out- of-the-box thinking. I know we did. Martin combines a deep, battle-hardened knowledge of technology with very strong numerical/analytical skills and an ability to see past the obvious to come up with unique and powerful insights. In some ways, he is one of the strongest strategists I have had the pleasure of working with. I hired Martin a couple of times at Motorola and always felt he over-delivered. I'd recommend him very strongly.
May 25, 2008
Lindsey Annison — JFDI Internet marketer
Martin never fails to raise the bar, both for those he works with and who he comes into contact with. I've seen him in a variety of different guises over the years, from live blogger to inspirational speaker, from high-powered consultant to the generator of some truly awe-inspiring ideas for the telco industry. If you are lucky enough to get a chance to work with him, or even have a chat, don't miss it!
September 20, 2010
Steven Hoober — Digital ecosystem design consultant
Martin is one of the cleverest people I know, and is one of the few who can surprise me with not just new facts, but new ways of looking at things, and unique analyses of how the world works. And more shocking for me, he's almost the only person I know that I almost universally agree with, or at least whose arguments are always so sound he's impossible to soundly disagree with.
If Martin says something, especially about telecoms and networking, from tactics, to strategy, to policy, you should listen to him and probably follow his advice if you want to stay ahead of the curve.
March 27, 2016
Paul Belle Isle — Marketing leader
As a product manager, I worked with Martin frequently on a number of projects related to the launch of Sprint's Vision high-speed wireless service. Martin was a thought leader in the organization, a reliable partner, and a colleague with whom I always enjoyed working. I recommend him highly.
January 31, 2008
David Anderson — Business leader, author, trainer, public speaker.
Martin worked for me as a technology strategist and product planner during the run up to the launch of the Sprint PCS Vision service. He was widely regarded as one of the sharpest people on the program and his ideas led to many patent filings. He was widely sought after as a trusted advisor to VPs and SVPs throughout the company. I would love to work with Martin again.Originator of The Kanban Method and Enterprise Services Planning.
April 12, 2004