Benedict Evans has spent 20 years analysing mobile, digital media and technology, in investment banking, at Orange and NBC Universal, in strategy consulting and most recently in venture capital at Andreessen Horowitz in Silicon Valley.
Benedict writes a weekly newsletter on tech and media, picking the 10-20 pieces of news that mattered and explaining what they mean, with analysis and opinion to put things in context. Launched in 2013, it now has over 140,000 subscribers, with a wide and senior audience in technology, media and finance.
Every year, he produces a big presentation digging into macro and strategic trends in the tech industry. This year, ‘Standing on the shoulders of giants’ looks at what it means that 4bn people have a smartphone; we connected everyone, and now we wonder what the Next Big Thing is, but meanwhile, connecting everyone means we connected all the problems. Tech is becoming a regulated industry, but we don’t really know what that will mean.
He first gave this presentation at an event in Davos in January 2020, in partnership with Nasdaq and Protocol.