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Chris Lewis


Founding Director
Lewis Insight

Chris has covered all aspects of the global telecoms and adjacent industry sectors for 40 years working as an industry analyst with Logica, Ovum, Yankee Group and IDC as well as independently under the Lewis Insight and Great Telco Debate banners for the last ten years. He offers a unique perspective on the emerging telecoms and networking markets and how they fit into the broader emerging digital landscape. He also works with the TM Forum, sits on the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Advisory Board and acts as a judge for many industry bodies.

Registered blind throughout his career and a leading user of assistive technology, Chris has now expanded his coverage to look at the area of Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) and Inclusive Design and its importance as part of sustainability for the telecoms industry.

Chris also founded the Great Telco Debate which he established as a platform for more open and frank discussion on the future of the telecoms industry. The most recent debates topics include the Telcos progress towards being a digital service provider, Open RAN dividing loyalties, Cloudification and Softwarization of the Telco, Private Wireless Networks and 6G & the Metaverse.

With a reputation for honest, sometimes irreverent insight, Chris is proud of long-term relationships with senior management and stakeholders from the world’s largest vendors and service providers - underpinned by his keen sense of discretion and confidentiality.

In addition to his commentary on the industry, Chris is a frequent public speaker at industry and client events around the world. His dynamic and engaging presentation style, coupled with in-depth industry knowledge, has resulted in keynote addresses, chairing panels, workshop facilitation and coaching of high level executives at many of the world's top telcos and ICT companies.

Away from work Chris is a keen cyclist (tandem, of course), cross country skier, golfer and blind cricketer (recently retired).


Featured Sessions



19 June 2024




Stage E