Associate Vice President
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,
HP Enterprise Services and CSC: Shall We Dance?
Chris Morris, Linus Lai, Sally Parker, Prabhitha Sheethal Dcruz
Jul 2016 - Doc # AP41478316 Flash
This IDC Flash takes a look at the proposed spin-off of HPE's Enterprise Services (HPE-S) from HPE and its merger with CSC), exploring the implications of this development on the various entities involved within the context of the Asia/P ...purchase document
Microsoft Analyst Summit Asia 2016: Spoken and Unspoken Messages
Linus Lai, Cathy Huang, Pushkaraksh Shanbhag
Jun 2016 - Doc # AP41490816 Flash
This IDC Flash intends to capture the key messages and themes from the Microsoft Analyst Summit Asia 2016, held in Singapore from April 25 to 27. During the summit, Microsoft, through its global and regional leadership team, business par ...purchase document