Chris DePuy

Founder / Analyst


Chris DePuy, founder of the 650 Group, is an experienced technology analyst covering communications, wireless technology, IoT and the Internet. He has demonstrated operating experience at board and management levels. His research specialties include the tech industry, equity research, financial modeling, private and public equity valuation, venture capital, market research, and deal sourcing.

In 1995, Chris, along with fellow lead analyst Mary Meeker for Morgan Stanley, wrote Wall Street’s first book covering the opportunity of the Internet, a ground breaking analysis of companies and trends impacting telecom investment. Today 650 Group research covers ~$400B worth of network products and related capital spending, over $100B of which is exclusively Service Provider-focused.

Live Session

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Urban Mobility: Trends, Players & Sustainable Solutions for Cities

Automobile sales are expected to reach 125 million by 2025, with more than half forecasted to be bought in cities. Today’s 1.2 billion strong global car fleet could double by 2030. (1) The existing urban infrastructure cannot support such an increase in vehicles on the road. Solving the mobility challenge will require bold, coordinated actions from the private and public sectors. The speed and extent of the mobility transformation will differ.

In this panel, our guests will focus on urban mobility, covering some of the following topics:

• Global communication trends for mobility including detailed market forecasts, revenue drivers, and expected spending by region
• Companies and emerging trends to watch in the segmented IoT space
• Chips, switches and trends for Wi-FI 6 technology and its role in smart infrastructure
• The future of mobility with connected vehicle data & new trends in urban governance and sustainable mobility
• How city planners can use connected vehicle data to create smarter, safer and more accessible cities

This panel is sponsored by Wejo, the leader in connected vehicle data, with over 10 million cars sending 14 billion data points a day to its cloud — equating to more than twice as many Wejo data points than Google searches in a day. This data then enables cities to reduce congestion and accidents, construction firms to know where to build and retailers to understand their customers. For the everyday person? The data enables us to move faster, produce fewer emissions, drive more safely and ultimately save time, money and the environment.

1. Joyce Dargay, Dermot Gately, and Martin Sommer, “Vehicle ownership and income growth, worldwide: 1960–2030,” Energy Journal, Volume 28, Number 4, 2007, pp. 143–70.