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Research Director for Business Ne...

Phone: (617) ***-****  
Email: k***@***.com
Local Address:  Newton , Massachusetts , United States
Current Analysis Inc.
21335 Signal Hill Plaza Suite 200
Sterling , Virginia 20164
United States

Company Description: Current Analysis is the fastest-growing and most innovative provider of in-depth, real-time competitive intelligence and competitive response solutions. The firm...   more

Employment History


  • MBA , Market Research
    Georgia State University
  • BA
    Tufts University
  • MBA , Marketing
    Georgia State University
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Kathryn Weldon | Current Analysis Analyst Profile, 30 May 2015 [cached]
Kathryn Weldon
Research Director, Business Network and IT Services - Americas Enterprise Mobility Practice Lead Office: +1 617 969 5501
Kathryn Weldon As Research Director for Business Network Services in the Americas, Kathryn brings over twenty years of expertise in the telecommunications industry to Current Analysis, and has been with the company for nine years. In her current capacity, she is responsible for driving and managing the strategy, content and direction of the U.S. business services analyst team. Weldon also remains the Mobile IT/Enterprise Mobility Services Practice lead, analyzing events, companies, products and technologies within the US and global mobile enterprise services and solutions space.
Prior to Current Analysis, Weldon served as founder and Principal Analyst of Weldon Research. During this time, she provided her clients with research and analysis on diverse aspects of the telecommunications industry. Her client list included General Dynamics, Predictive Systems, The Yankee Group, Current Analysis, Blue Javelin, and Pioneer Consulting.
Weldon has also served as the Director of Market Intelligence at Predictive Systems, a network consulting company where she was responsible for the management of market research and analyst relations. In addition, Weldon served as a Program Manager in the Communications Services module for The Yankee Group as primary analyst for the data communications services of U.S. incumbent service providers, focusing on Wide Area Network services, managed services and network consulting and integration. Weldon began her career at Cox Communications, as a Manager of Market Research in Cox's business communications group. Weldon has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA in Market Research from Georgia State University.
Finding telecom's link in the value chain, 11 Jan 2011 [cached]
"As with any transport type, carriers struggle with this," said Kathryn Weldon, senior analyst with Current Analysis. "They want to focus on their core strengths as network services providers, but want to have more account control and deeper relationships with large enterprise customers than they would if they only provide voice and data services and, of course, devices in the case of mobility."
All major carriers not only recognize this, but they've taken different approaches to the market, Weldon said. In the U.S., both AT&T and Verizon (Verizon Business and Verizon Wireless, both separately and together) are trying to figure out how to add managed and professional services for device management, mobile security, managed apps (i.e. for business processes such as field force automation, sales force automation and customer relationship management) and telecom expense management.
On one hand those operators are obvious go-to suppliers for those types of services because they can bundle them with mobile access plans. On the other hand, Weldon said, "Large enterprises and especially global multinational corporations have relationships with multiple carriers, so which one will they entrust their networks and applications to? If the carriers try and offer multicarrier solutions, are they considered objective enough to do this well across their rivals' network services and devices?"
There are other opportunities for services beyond transport. Carriers also provide consulting and professional services to business customers. In the mobile space this can include everything from analysis of mobile requirements, security policies and middleware to ongoing management of mobile deployments, a basic help desk, lifecycle management, support and maintenance, Weldon said.
Comtrol Corporation - Press Releases, 7 Oct 1997 [cached]
"Comtrol's price/performance advantage uniquely prepares the company to leverage the escalating trend toward open remote access solutions as an alternative to using proprietary remote access servers," said Kitty Weldon, Senior Analyst for The Yankee Group.
Education & Distance Learning Enthusiasts- SBC Brings High-Speed, High Bandwidth Solution to Corporate Networks with Launch of GigaMAN - Company Business and Marketing, 30 Aug 2004 [cached]
"Gigabit Ethernet quickly is becoming the standard for transparent LAN connections due to its sheer speed and low cost," said Kitty Weldon, program manager for data communications at Yankee Group.
Predictive Systems > Press Releases, 31 July 2000 [cached]
Predictive Systems: : Quick Menu : :About UsAnnual ReportBusinessFirstCareersContact Us
NEW YORK , NY -- July 31 , 2000 -- Predictive Systems , Inc. ( NASDAQ : PRDS ) , a leading network infrastructure consulting firm , today announced that former Yankee Group analyst , Kathryn ( Kitty ) Weldon has joined the company as Director of Service Provider Strategy.
Weldon is highly regarded for her expertise in both the telecommunications and network consulting industries.She previously served as a program manager for The Yankee Group , an international organization specializing in the analysis of trends in strategic planning , technology forecasting , and market research.In that position , she advised leading U.S. and global carriers on business and market strategy , and provided them with valuable research on their customers and distribution partners.Prior to The Yankee Group , she was a product manager for fax and imaging software at Data General Corporation.
In her new role at Predictive Systems , Weldon will develop a strategy for positioning the company as the leading network infrastructure architect for the service provider industry.She will be working with senior technical staff to tailor services to the unique needs and requirements of the service provider space.Over time , that will include emerging service providers such as ASPs , Hosting Firms , B-LECs , C-LECs , and Managed Services Providers , as well as incumbent national , regional and international carriers.Additionally , Weldon will give direction on alliances and partnerships that would enhance the firm's service provider offerings.
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