An individual who follows the computer industry and writes about ongoing topics and trends. Analysts are made up of individuals in the trade press as well as in market research organizations such as Dataquest and IDC.
The industry analysts blamed the Vaio's slower sales on the domestic rivals' improvements of their designs and strengthened functions for linking the computers to television sets and other audiovisual equipment, making it difficult to differentiate between the products of Sony and its rivals.
Dixon will speak on the opening day of the TOC CSC Conference alongside fellow industry analyst Andrew Penfold, Director at Ocean Shipping Consultants (OCS), and senior shipper and 3PL representatives from Agility, International Paper, Michelin and Global Shippers Forum (GSF).
Market fundamentals are strong in the aluminum sector, but industry analyst Jim Southwood of Commodity Metals Management Co., Wexford, Pa., also sees a danger of over-investing by fund managers that could be leading to "price exaggeration" that is not sustainable.
Industry Analyst Mark Wilde, Managing Director for Deutsche Bank, will share his views on the industry's key indicators and how he thinks the industry is performing during the current economic climate.