Area of expertise: M2M, communications in transport, energy, health and public safety
“Telecoms has a central and enabling role in transforming the world’s largest industries.”
Sheridan Nye is Senior Analyst with the Enterprise Verticals practice of Informa Telecoms & Media. Sheridan analyses demand for sector-specific solutions in energy, healthcare, public sector and transport sectors. She follows developments across multiple enterprise sectors, requiring an understanding of technological, economic, political and social forces that drive demand for communications. She also manages Informa’s Enterprise Verticals Activity Monitor, which tracks operator performance by sector. Her current recent research interests include the deployment of smart grids in emerging markets.
Sheridan joins Informa Telecoms & Media after pursuing doctoral research in telecoms and climate change at the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex. Sheridan has evaluated smart grid initiatives, the evolution of energy and utilities value chains, and carbon reporting standards. She has also presented her work to private and public bodies including the European Commission and International Telecommunication Union.
Previously, Sheridan was a senior consultant for ICT and Climate Change, a UK-based boutique agency. Between 2000 and 2004 she was an analyst at OSS Observer and RHK Inc. in the United States. Earlier roles include Editor of Satellite Week, U.S. Correspondent for Communications Week International, and she was a member of the start-up team for the Total Telecom news website. She began her career as a Broadcast Engineer for BBC News.
Education and Affiliation: Sheridan holds a Masters degree in Public Policy for Science, Technology and Innovation; an Honours degree in Media Studies and a Higher National Diploma in Broadcast Engineering. She is a member of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals and has a working knowledge of Spanish.