Program Vice President, Project-Based Services
Team: Consulting Services
Corporate Learning and IT Education
Directions 2014 Boston/MA: Participating 1-1 Analysts
Directions 2014 Santa Clara/CA: Participating 1-1 Analysts
Worldwide Services Research
Cushing Anderson is program vice president for IDC's Project-Based Services research. In this role, Mr. Anderson is responsible for managing the research agenda, field research, and custom research projects for IDC's Business Consulting, Human Resources and Learning research programs.
Mr. Anderson has been actively investigating the link between strategic business planning and training in the extended enterprise. He has also extensively researched the value of partner certification programs to software companies, and the key motivations to engaging business consulting firms.
Mr. Anderson speaks on a variety of topics including business consulting drivers, talent and the impact of certification on organizational performance. He was selected by IDC clients as the "Analyst of the Year" in 2008 and was named as one of the "Top 20 people to watch in corporate training, 2003" by Lifelong Learning Market Report. He is on the editorial advisory board and writes a regular column for the industry magazine CLO - Chief Learning Officer and has been on the steering committee for the Technology Learning Group for the industry association CompTIA. Mr. Anderson also co-authored IDC's best selling bulletin in 2000 predicting the rise and challenges facing the corporate elearning market.
Before rejoining the Worldwide Services research team, Mr. Anderson was a research director in IDC's Software Business Strategies group, and was responsible for managing the Partnering, Alliances and Licensing research services and IDC's Software Alliance Executive Council. Mr. Anderson worked with clients to identify key business challenges and opportunities and to uncover the impact of alliance relationships to improve a company's go-to-market success.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Anderson worked as a consultant for the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT, Corp.). Mr. Anderson was responsible for evaluating and developing strategic curriculum and technology plans, as well as professional development and personnel evaluation programs for public school districts nationwide. Mr. Anderson also worked as a technology and management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP, providing technology analysis, planning and benchmarking services to businesses in a variety of industries. Mr. Anderson was also a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he coordinated ocean-going transportation during the first Gulf War.
Mr. Anderson received a bachelor's degree in Government from Connecticut College and earned his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College's Graduate School of Education.
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The Skills Gap and the Opportunity for Analytics Services
Mar 2014 - Doc # DR2014_T1_CA Event Proceeding
The following was presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in March 2014.
IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Business Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment
Mayur Sahni, Takuya Uemura, Cushing Anderson
Feb 2014 - Doc # 246682 IDC Marketscape
This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the worldwide business consulting services market. The IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework a ...purchase document
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