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Research Director for Business Ne...

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
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.
Weldon Research Home Page, 27 Aug 2014 [cached]
Biography of Kathryn Weldon
Kathryn Weldon is an experienced and well-known industry analyst, with an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University. She has extensive experience in market research and analysis, as well as marketing communications and product management, within the IT and networking professional services, data communications, and computer hardware and software industries. She has been frequently quoted in industry trade press articles and client web sites and press releases.
Kathryn Weldon
Weldon Research
617-332-1626 (Voice)
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About Us | IT Connection from Current Analysis, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Kathryn Weldon Research Director, Business Network and IT Services
Analyst Team | Current Analysis, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Kathryn Weldon Research Director, Business Network and IT Services
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