Ian Weightman is the president of IMS Research. Having been involved with IMS since its foundation, Ian has extensive experience across the company and is a longstanding member of the IMS board of directors. Ian is based in the company's U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas, and oversees many of its research groups, as well as having executive management responsibility for the IMS Conference Division and the company's Japanese, Korean, and Taiwan offices.
Ian has extensive experience and knowledge across many electronic market sectors, especially those connected with digital video. He has built a reputation as an insightful consultant, helping companies to improve their profitability by finding and developing new markets for their products. This will continue to be a focus area for Ian, who also has 17 years of experience in market analysis. He has authored numerous IMS reports, on topics including set-top boxes, digital television, home networks, semiconductors, and sensors, as well as creating databases for set-top boxes, televisions, and broadband access. Ian is a frequent speaker and moderator at conferences and has presented at ANGA, the Bluetooth Summit, CES, Digital Hollywood, CSTB Moscow, IP Trends, SID, SMPTE, and TV3.0.
Ian holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Aston University, England. He started his career at Texas Instruments, where he worked in various technical marketing roles, achieving the position of European strategic marketing manager for ASIC products prior to joining IMS.