Christian A. Christiansen
Program Vice President, Security Products and Services
Christian Christiansen is the Program Vice President for IDC's Security Products and Services group. He has worked at IDC for over 20 years and founded the IDC’s security practice in 1997.
He conducts in-depth primary research and provides insight and analysis on a variety of evolving security markets. Mr. Christiansen delivers critical market intelligence to technology vendors, IT professionals, and the financial community. His current areas of interest are: IDC’s Four Pillars (Cloud, Mobile, Social, and Big Data) along with the related areas of Threat Intelligence, Iterative Intelligence, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense, Security Software as a Service (SaaS), Securing Internet of Things (IoT), Managed Security Services (MSS), and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
Prior to his current position with IDC, Mr. Christiansen led IDC's Asset Management service. In this position, he managed the group's research activities, analyzed end-user business issues, and developed IDC’s Cost-of-Ownership model. Mr. Christiansen also worked for IDC’s Worldwide Commercial Systems group, where he followed the followed the mid-range server market.
Before joining IDC, Mr. Christiansen founded Meta Group’s Midrange Service and consulted extensively with large users on open systems, Internet access, storage management, server consolidation, vendor negotiation, database selection, maintenance audits, software asset management, and systems/network management. Prior to Meta Group, he held positions with several system vendors and consulting firms.
Mr. Christiansen is widely traveled and quoted. He speaks at industry conferences in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. Mr. Christiansen’s background of end-user consulting, research and competitive analysis reinforces his emphasis on customer solutions.
As frequent poster on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media sites, Mr. Christiansen’s comments are followed by several thousand members of these respective communities.
Press and trade publications frequently call on Mr. Christiansen. His comments appear in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BusinessWeek, Boston Globe, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, and other web sites. s. His content has been published in Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Russian.
Mr. Christiansen holds a Masters of Science degree from Boston University and a Bachelors degree from Millersville University.Team: Directions 2015 Boston/MA: All participating Analysts, Directions 2015 Boston/MA: Analysts speaking, Directions 2015 San Jose/CA: All participating Analysts, Directions 2015 San Jose/CA: Analysts speaking, Infrastructure, Security and Business Continuity, Security Products and Services, Virtualization, Worldwide Software Research,
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Security Products and Security Services 2015 Predictions — Moving Toward Security Integration
Charles J. Kolodgy, Pete Lindstrom, Christian A. Christiansen, Elizabeth Corr, Christina Richmond
Dec 2014 - Doc # 253026 IDC FutureScape
This IDC study offers IDC analysts' collective understanding of the major industry transitions and advice to CIOs to consider in their strategic planning. It outlines IDC's top 10 decision imperatives in the area of IT security products ...purchase document
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Security
Christian A. Christiansen, Curtis Price, Christina Richmond
Dec 2014 - Doc # 253061 IDC Presentation
This IDC Presentation delivers IDC's perspective on the security services industry in 2014. It includes survey results, growth drivers, forecasts, and competitive assessments for the security landscape in 2014 and the coming years. purchase document
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