Director of Consulting, Software
As director of Software Consulting for IDC, John Daly brings a breadth of experience in both sides of management consulting to the information technology industry. From the vendor side, he couples his experience in managing product, marketing, and support processes of a rapidly growing software firm, with a wide variety of strategic consulting projects to IT vendors. As a business implementor of information technology, John has planned, managed, and built business information systems and architectures. He concentrates on defining the IT market and improving business processes. He has recently published bulletins at IDC designed to help IT users establish information systems architectures and leverage data warehousing.
At IDC, Daly has undertaken a diverse range of projects, demanding a comprehensive complement of business consulting acumen. These have included (i) guiding a large federal agency unit in the validation and redesign of its overall mission and business processes; (ii) creating an interactive multimedia consultant training tool for a strategic consulting firm interested in building its competence in the information technology provider industry; and (iii) developing a best practices view of corporations' applications of the most advanced computers to research and develop. Most recently, he has worked extensively with IDC's largest customers to model and understand the evolving market surrounding information security.
Mr. Daly was a founder of Index Technology, the first volume provider of automated tools for systems analysis and design (subsequently merged with Intersolv). He directed product management, marketing, consulting, and support services functions as the company grew from 10 to 450 people over an eight-year period. Following that, he worked as a market strategy analyst at Summit Strategies and as a managing associate at CSC Index, managing business reengineering efforts.
John is a graduate of Dartmouth University's Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, where he earned his MBA. He graduated with honors from Boston College with a B.A. in psychology.