Chris Handley Named Vice President of Product Management & Analytics; INRIX Expands Mobile Big Data Expertise
Kirkland, WA — September 22, 2015 —INRIX®, Inc., a leading provider of transportation information, analytics and driver services for the connected car and smart cities worldwide, has named Chris Handley Vice President of Product Management and Analytics. Handley will lead the development ofINRIX’s ‘movement analytics’ capability, which combines mobile network and GPS data sets to provide public sector and enterprise customers with unique and accurate insights into the movement of people and commerce in urban areas worldwide.
“Chris understands the potential of mobile big data disruption and the fact that mobile operators need to partner with established analytics providers with sophisticated platforms to successfully monetize their big data assets,” said Steve Banfield, Chief Marketing and Product Officer at INRIX. “We look forward to applying his expertise in mobile big data for the development of innovative analytics products and services to help solve urban mobility challenges globally.”
Through partnering with INRIX, movement analytics creates an opportunity for mobile operators to benefit from new revenue streams in a ‘Telecom Data as a Service’ market forecast to be worth USD$79 billion by 2020*. Governments are set to be key beneficiaries as they increasingly invest in smart city initiatives and intelligent transport systems to improve urban mobility for businesses and citizens alike, as more and more people move into our largest urban centers.
“I am delighted to have joined INRIX as the company was one of the first to pioneer the use of mobile network data to provide population movement insights,” said Handley. “I’m excited by the prospect of combining mobile big data with INRIX’s unrivalled network of GPS and connected car data sets to create market leading movement analytics solutions, and to tap into INRIX’s existing heritage of delivering breakthroughs in technology that benefit governments and cities worldwide.”
Handley brings more than 20 years of data analytics and product development experience to INRIX. Most recently, he was Group Head of Analytics at Vodafone, responsible for the development and execution of strategy, product road map, key partner relationships and overall profit and loss. Previously, Handley held a variety of product management positions at AT&T Wireless, GoAhead Software and Visio.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Note to editors
*451 Research study assesses the Telecom Data as a Service addressable market to be $24.1 billion in 2015 and to grow to $79 billion by 2020.