Patrick has 25 years of experience in the data networking and software industry. He has consulted and advised telecommunication companies in Europe, Asia, and North America. He is founder and Principal Analyst at Appledore, a leading market research company focused on cloud management and lifecycle management in the NFV and SDN domain. Prior to starting Appledore, Patrick co-founded OSS Observer in 2003 which was acquired by Analysys Mason. His area of focus includes NFV Orchestration and Management, Analytics, Customer Experience Management, Cloud Computing, and M2M. Patrick is a frequent speaker at telecommunication conferences, client customer events, and is quoted frequently in industry trade publications.