In episode 6, hosts Ian and Frankie are delighted to be joined by their first guest Shaun Collins, the founder of CCS Insight and the head judge of the GSMA GloMo Awards. They discuss Shaun’s background in the mobile industry, his philosophy and values, and his passion for music. Shaun also shares his interest in economist John Maynard Keynes and reveals what he would bring with him if he were stranded on a desert island. 

This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. Tune in to part 2 to hear more about the GloMo Awards and how they are helping to promote good in the Telco sector. 

Shaun Collins – Shaun founded CCS Insight in 1993, and he and his team have built the business into one of the world’s best analyst houses. Earlier in his career, Shaun was European account director for Motorola when it led the European market, and he has held senior roles in digital markets in the UK, Europe and the US. Shaun was recently appointed Chair of Judges for the GSMA’s GLOMO awards. He has also been a judge for the KPMG Mobile Start-Up of the Year awards in the UK. He can regularly be seen interviewing and moderating discussions with global technology leaders and CEOs, and is often quoted in the media.

CCS Insight – Industry analyst firm CCS Insight is a leading research and advisory company focused on the connected world and the future of technology. It is a leading source of market information, analysis and intelligence, with divisions covering artificial intelligence, Internet of things solutions, smart cities and smart home developments, 5G, mobile devices, new consumer devices, new media, the digital workplace and the space of the Internet giants. In addition, it provides a wide variety of analysis on device pricing, market sizing and operator metrics. CCS Insight has a rapidly growing team of analysts and associates based in offices in Europe and the US, and an impressive client list of the most well-known companies working in the technology industry.

GloMo Awards –  With over 200 independent judges and 30 awards across six categories, the GLOMOs honour the best of the best within our ecosystem and beyond. The Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards are the industry’s most prestigious accolade, judged by the sector’s most prominent subject matter experts. Their awards ceremony is held annually at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.