Rich Karpinski is Senior Research Analyst for the Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things (IoT) survey and advisory offering at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. In this capacity, Rich tracks, analyzes and anticipates the pace and direction of IoT adoption, overseeing 451's quarterly survey of IoT adopters and twice-annual survey of operations technology (OT) professionals. As a member of 451's IoT team, Rich also is responsible for smart city and smart spaces coverage. In addition to that role, Rich closely tracks the evolution of mobile operator business models – including IoT and other digital service strategies – and works with 451's mobile operator customers to help them understand market trends and plot strategies.
Rich joined 451 Research in 2013 with the company's acquisition of mobility research firm Yankee Group. Before that, Karpinski was editor-in-chief of Connected Planet (formerly Telephony), where he led a staff in covering the service provider market. He has spent a career covering high-tech markets – both telecom and enterprise IT – for publications including Interactive Age, Communications Week, Information Week and Network Computing, working in marketing for supply chain software provider E2open and as an analyst for Net Market Makers.
Karpinski holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MS from Syracuse University.