Welcome to Causeway Connections, the new ICT market research firm that has its roots firmly placed in real-world Internet of Things (IoT) experience. Founded by Vernon Turner, IDC’s former IoT Research Fellow and Senior Vice President, the mission of Causeway Connections is to provide customers with strategic advice and services that goes beyond the initial influence of an IoT environment.
Technology market coverage will include adjacent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, Machine Learning, Digital Twins, Augmented Reality, and Robotics. Advice on new software programming and services models for infrastructure, network, mobile, cloud platform and edge computing will be introduced to both legacy and green field deployments. Geographic coverage will be global and IoT business markets will include smart cities, connected transportation, manufacturing, buildings, consumer/home, healthcare, retail and energy sources. Causeway Connections has the global industry network connections to plan, manage and deliver an eco-system based IoT solution that promises to challenge the status quo.
Turner has a global reputation of being a passionate, and candid change agent, transforming and accelerating all sizes of businesses from global multi-billion dollar businesses to small, nimble and innovative startups into their next phase of growth, scale and success. A global events spokesperson for IoT, enterprise and network infrastructure, and digital disruption, Turner has also been on advisory boards such as the IoTWorld Forum and The State of Illinois Smart State. Turner is consistently ranked in the top tier of all IoT technology analysts in terms of influence (via Onalytica and other sources). While at IDC, Turner became its first research fellow (for IoT) in more than fifty years, and was also awarded the Alexander Motsenigos Memorial Award, presented to the entrepreneurial IDC U.S. employee who demonstrated the passion, persistence, and collaboration needed to launch his/her innovative vision.
What’s in a company name? Causeway Connections exposes the love for Turner’s upbringing on Northern Ireland’s coastline. The Giant’s Causeway is a rock formation that, for millions of years, has stood as a natural rampart against the ferocity of the Irish Sea and a stepping stone to Scotland. The rugged symmetry of the hexagonal columns allows visitors to walk safely from one stone to the next. Combining these two qualities of a solid pathway connected to neighboring rocks gave Turner the inspiration to start Causeway Connections as the trustworthy research firm that safely takes customers to the next step of their IoT journey.