About Bob Egan
Bob Egan is a Veteran Mobile Industry Analyst, Executive Advisor, Wi-Fi Pioneer and, CEO and Founder of the The Sepharim Group, a mobile industry research and enterprise consulting firm. Bob is a former Global VP of Mobile at Gartner, CEB Research Head and Advanced Technology Director at DEC.
Bob Egan is the original mobile industry analyst. In this role, his practical insight, industry influence and thought leadership continues to give value to vendors, enterprises, consumers and investors of mobile
As an executive advisor, he frequently engages enterprise decision makers to help them build sound and extensible mobile strategies that win. Bob often works with vendor organizations on product design, positioning and M&A.
As a globally recognized industry thought-leader on the strategic business use of mobility, Bob is a sought after speaker for his views about the future of mobile and its impact on business and consumers. In 2000, AdWeek named Egan the #1 most influential analysts in North America and one of the Top 5 Most Influential Globally. In 2002, Wireless Review Magazine named him The Market Maker. In 2013, Bob Egan’s points of view achieve the acclaim as one of the top 50 Must Read IT Blogs. Bob has also been recognized in Forbes “25 Things Influential People Do Better Than Anyone Else”
Bob Egan has held executive positions with several Fortune 1000 companies including Digital Equipment Corp, GTE, MasterCard, Gartner, and the founding CEO of two business strategy consulting and market analysis firms; Mobile Competency and The Sepharim Group.
Bob is a pioneer of Wi-Fi as one of the founding members of the IEEE 802.11 WLAN standard. As a former Gartner VP, he pioneered the Mobile MQ’s. As the former Chief Research Officer at CEB’s TowerGroup, Egan’s early recognition about potentials of mobile banking gave his clients a jump on their competition.
His commentaries are featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Business Week and Fortune magazine. His broadcast appearances include; ABC Nightly News, CNBC, Canada’s BBN, the BBC TV and the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.
Bob Egan education includes Wentworth EE, Bryant University, and MIT/Sloan Executive Management Program. Bob has been a lecturer at Brown University about the business impact of emerging technologies.
Bob is a contributing editor to Forbes.
Specialties: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Enterprise Strategy, BYOD, Mobile Application Management (MAM) Mobile Payments, Mobile Banking, Mobile Security and Wi-Fi