Moor Insights and Strategy is recognized by clients and cited in the press as experts in the high tech hardware, software, services, technology, and usage models/workloads for client (smartphones, tablets, PCs, living room devices), infrastructure (server, storage, networking, cloud computing, M2M, IoT) and content (Big Data, social media and games).
We are a unique technology industry analyst and disruptive strategy firm dedicated to advising, researching, and solving problems at the ecosystem intersections inside and between the client, infrastructure and content intersections. Ecosystems include the hardware, software, content, and services required to deliver a holistic solution.
We advise, research and help solve problems at any point in the technology corporate strategy, product and marketing process. We start with a technology company’s long-term vision, map the art of the technology possible against future end user needs, wants, and usage models to create or advise a disruptive strategy that ultimately creates the possible.
Disruptions to usage models, ecosystems and technology are paramount. Moor Insights and Strategy provides a wide range of advising or deeper services covering vital elements of the strategic value chain. Engagements can range from advising to researching to creating corporate, product, or marketing strategies. It all starts with future industry insights and mega-trends which feed future usage model forecasts and trends. These feed development of corporate, product or marketing strategies.
Patrick Moorhead, Founder and Principal Analyst
Patrick Moorhead is the #1 ranked technology analyst in the U.S. and #1 independent in the U.K. (Apollo Research, Oct. 2012) and one of the most cited technology analysts in the world.
He has been recognized in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, AllThingsD, USA Today, Barron’s, Marketwatch, CNBC, VentureBeat, PCMag, ZDNet, CNET, PC World, EE Times, CRN, ABC, BBC, San Jose Mercury News, Austin American Statesman, and many more.
Patrick Moorhead is a 21-year high-tech strategy and marketing veteran executive who has addressed the personal computer, mobility, graphics, and server ecosystems. Unlike other service firms, Moorhead held executive positions leading strategy, marketing, and product groups. He is grounded in reality as he has led the planning and execution and had to live with the outcomes.
He departed AMD in 2011 where he served as Corporate Vice President and Corporate Fellow in the strategy group. There, he developed long-term strategies for mobile computing devices and personal computers. Moorhead also served in his 11 years at AMD leading product management, business planning, product marketing, regional marketing, channel marketing, and corporate marketing. Moorhead also worked at Compaq Computer Corp. during their run to the #1 market share leader position in personal computers. Patrick also served as an executive at AltaVista E-commerce, pioneering cost per click e-commerce models.
Moorhead also has significant board experience. He served as an executive board member of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the American Electronics Association (AEA) and chaired the board of the St. David’s Medical Center, designated by Thomson Reuters as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in America.
Paul Teich, Analyst
Paul is a futurist and product visionary. He is senior analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, specializing in hyperscale datacenters and Cloud technologies, Big Data, and the Internet of Things. Paul recently served as a Marketing Fellow in Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) Corporate Strategy group, capping two decades at AMD in marketing, planning, and strategy roles:
- Bootstrapped AMD’s server market intelligence and competitive intelligence capabilities; server business unit analyst relations lead from 2003 through 2007
- Created business case and product definition for AMD’s Dual-Core Opteron server processor in 2003, which launched in 2005 – the first dual-core x86 processor shipped to market
- Identified cloud computing in 2009 as a critical high growth server market for AMD, convinced AMD’s C-suite of cloud server business potential
- Key role in creating and securing SeaMicro relationship and evaluating their technology and acquisition potential
Paul’s career at AMD culminated in the $334 million purchase of SeaMicro in March of 2012. He spent a previous decade as a software developer focusing on usability and user experience. He is a fluent technologist, including server fabrics based on PCIe and Ethernet, x86 and ARM server SOC architecture, and human-computer interface technologies, and holds eleven patents from his work at AMD.
Paul earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin’s Red McCombs School of Business.