Stuart Carlaw

Research Focus

As Chief Research Officer, Stuart Carlaw leads ABI Research’s analyst teams covering global technology markets. Stuart’s primary responsibility includes managing industry research content, technology and market focus, subject matter guidance, product portfolio mix, and custom research and consulting, as well as client engagements and strategic advisory provisioning.

Past Experience

Stu brings to the task a deep understanding of the critical issues and technologies, stemming from his immersion in these markets over a decade as both an analyst and an engineer.

Prior to joining ABI Research, Stu was a Telecommunications Technician in the British Army, and then Senior Analyst and later Wireless Research Director at IMS Research. At IMS, he was the primary Bluetooth analyst, and responsible for all short-range wireless research.

He has been quoted and published in a variety of industry and general media, including CNBC, BBC TV, BBC Radio 5, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, EE Times, and many more, and has spoken at, moderated, or participated in many industry events.


Stu earned a BSc (honors) in Physical Sciences and Business Management from De Montfort University.

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Topics Covered

Research and Strategy

Contributes To

5G Core & Edge Networks

5G Devices, Smartphones & Wearables

5G in Industrial Applications

5G Markets

5G & Mobile Network Infrastructure

Additive Manufacturing in Industrial Applications

AI in Industrial Applications

AI & Machine Learning

AR in Industrial Applications

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Autonomous Material Handling Robots in Industrial Applications

Blockchain in Industrial Applications

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in Industrial Applications

Citizen Digital Identity

Cobots and Collaborative Robotics in Industrial Applications

Consumer Technologies

Cybersecurity Applications

Data Management in Industrial Applications

Digital Payment Technologies

Distributed & Edge Computing

Generative Design in Industrial Applications

Industrial, Collaborative & Commercial Robotics

Industrial Cybersecurity

Industrial IoT

Industrial & Manufacturing Markets

Industrial & Manufacturing Technologies

Industrial Research Library

IoT Cybersecurity

IoT Hardware & Devices

IoT Markets

IoT Networks & Services

Location Technologies

LPWA, NB-IoT, SigFox and LoRa in Industrial Applications

Machine Vision in Industrial Applications

Metaverse Markets & Technologies

Next Generation Metrology and Inspection in Industrial Applications

PLM Software

Satellite Communications

Smart Homes & Buildings

Smart Manufacturing Platforms

Smart Mobility & Automotive

Smart Urban Infrastructure

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Sustainable Technologies

Telco Cybersecurity

Trusted Device Solutions

Virtualization, Visualization and Simulation in Industrial Applications

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Wireless Connectivity