Mike Boland was one of Silicon Valley's first tech reporters of the internet age as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine starting in 2000. He has been a tech industry analyst at top-tier research firms since 2005, and is now Founder & Chief Analyst of ARtillery Intelligence, covering AR & VR. He is also lead analyst of Street Fight and SF President of the VR/AR Association.
Mike is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Augmented World Expo, VRLA, and ad:tech. He has authored more than 120 market forecasts and in-depth reports on the tech & media landscape including social, mobile and AR. He contributes regularly to highly read online news sources such as TechCrunch, Business Insider, VentureBeat and the Huffington Post.
A trusted source for tech journalists, his comments have appeared in A-list publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Before his career as an analyst, Mike was a San Francisco-based journalist for business and technology print publications, such as Red Herring, Business 2.0, and Mobile Magazine.