Rich Karpinski

Rich Karpinski

Senior Research Analyst, Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things | Chicago, IL


Rich Karpinski is Senior Research Analyst for the Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things (IoT) survey and advisory offering at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. In this capacity, Rich tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace and direction of IoT adoption, overseeing 451's quarterly survey of IoT adopters and twice-annual survey of operations technology (OT) professionals. As a member of 451's IoT team, Rich also is responsible for smart city and smart spaces coverage. In addition to that role, Rich closely tracks the evolution of mobile operator business models – including IoT and other digital service strategies – and works with 451's mobile operator customers to help them understand market trends and plot strategies.

Rich joined 451 Research in 2013 with the company's acquisition of mobility research firm Yankee Group. Before that, Karpinski was editor-in-chief of Connected Planet (formerly Telephony), where he led a staff in covering the service provider market. He has spent a career covering high-tech markets – both telecom and enterprise IT – for publications including Interactive Age, Communications Week, Information Week and Network Computing, working in marketing for supply chain software provider E2open and as an analyst for Net Market Makers.

Karpinski holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MS from Syracuse University.

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Recent Research from Rich Karpinski

  • Coverage Initiation: EDJX, ATRIUS and the Autonomy Institute sPINNing out the new edge

    To many, edge computing is about endpoints, but to smart cities, it is all about compute power at every street corner. The lack of decentralized compute power has been the death stroke for many projects, but EDJX and the Autonomy Institute have teamed to launch the Public Infrastructure Network Node to create an edge infrastructure for smart cities.

    Internet of Things

  • Combining 451 Research's industry-leading analysis with a proprietary global panel of operational technology (OT) decision-makers, Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things (IoT), The OT Perspective, Technology & Vendor Decisions tracks the disruption occurring in the market and exposes the major opportunities for enterprises, IT and OT vendors, suppliers and investors. The study was completed during the months of January and February 2021 among approximately 600 pre-qualified OT and industrial IoT (IIoT) technology buying decision-makers. This survey focuses on technology and vendor buying decisions related to IIoT deployments and planning. This report will be published in two cumulative chapters over a period of weeks. As of 6/8, this report contains part 1 of 2.

    Internet of Things

  • Even with continued pandemic uncertainty, IoT budgets and spending are holding up well. We expected many companies to change IoT spending plans in 2020, and that was indeed the case. Surprisingly, though, more enterprises increased spending over planned budgets in 2020 than decreased it. Growing focus on IoT as a critical component of digital transformation and the need to deploy additional infrastructure to support those efforts are major drivers of spending.

    Internet of Things

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