Research Director, Worldwide Digital Imaging and SMB Transformative Technology Research Practices
Christopher Chute is a Research Director with IDC's Worldwide Digital Imaging and Small/Mid-Sized Business (SMB) Transformative Technology Research Practices. His research portfolio focuses on transformative technology trends impacting both the imaging market and global SMBs.
Mr. Chute's specific coverage includes digital imaging and video technology adoption across professional, broadcast/creative, consumer and physical security/surveillance, and the SMB adoption of tablets, cloud applications and services. He conducts forecasting, product and service analysis and user segmentation for these vertical markets through a variety of supply and demand-side studies and consulting engagements.
Mr. Chute's research has often centered around charting the disruption caused by IT transformation on status-quo industries, such as the migration from film to digital in the photography market, commoditization/democratization of broadcast/cinema video capture and photofinishing, and the impact of cloud services and tablet usage on SMB business processes.
Writers from a variety of publications rely on Mr. Chute for a deep understanding of these markets, including Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, San Jose Mercury News, Bloomberg, and The Financial Times. His television and radio appearances include ABC World News Tonight, Fox & Friends, CNBC, National Public Radio, and Into Tomorrow With Dave Graveline. Mr. Chute also speaks regularly at a variety of international trade shows, including CES, Creative Storage, Computex and Photokina.
Mr. Chute holds both undergraduate and MBA degrees from Boston College.