Research Director, Services, IDC Asia/Pacific
Linus Lai is a Research Director with IDC’s Asia/Pacific Services Research Group. He has more than 20 years of Information Technology experience in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Sydney, Australia, he leads the Asia/Pacific IT Services Tracker research, which includes Project-Oriented Services, Outsourcing and Support Services analysis across 13 countries.
In this role, he is responsible for delivering market insights, competitive analysis and consulting projects across the enterprise IT services market in Asia/Pacific, covering more than 200 service providers in the region. In addition to identifying emerging trends, new business and pricing models for cloud and managed services, Linus also drives research into end-user demands and adoption trends of technology buyers across Asia Pacific.
Linus is a founding member of IDC Asia/Pacific's Emerging Technology Advisory Council and was a recipient of three awards in IDC for country, regional, and quality research contributions. In his previous role as the Head of Research in IDC South East Asia, he developed and grew IDC's presence in the region.
Linus is frequently quoted in various publications and media outlets and is a regular presenter at industry forums, client events and strategic workshops.
Prior to joining IDC over 15 years ago, Linus worked as an Account Manager in the BFSI sector in CSC.
Linus holds a Masters of Science from the University of Lincoln, UK.
Team: Australia/New Zealand Research Team, Consulting Services,
Cisco Live 2015 Melbourne: Cisco's Internet of Things Takes Centre Stage
Linus Lai, Sally Parker
May 2015 - Doc # AU251054 Flash
This IDC Flash discusses the C-Scape at Cisco Live 2015 industry analyst event held on March 18-19, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia. It highlights the services content discussed at the event, which strongly focuses on the Australia and Asi ...purchase document
Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) IT Services Market 2015 Top 10 Predictions: Transforming IT Service Delivery in the 3rd Platform Era
Cathy Huang, Chris Morris, Linus Lai, Mayur Sahni, Prabhitha Sheethal Dcruz, Rajkumar P
Jan 2015 - Doc # AP250906 Top 10 Predictions
This IDC study discusses the prominent trends that will have the biggest commercial impact on the IT services market across Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ, in 2015. As we look ahead to 2015, the industry is entering the most cri ...purchase document