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,
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Services 2016 Predictions – APEJ Implications
Pushkaraksh Shanbhag, Cathy Huang, Linus Lai
Jan 2016 - Doc # AP40352115 IDC Presentation
This IDC FutureScape presentation provides the regional context for Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) for the IDC worldwide IT Services predictions for 2016. The presentation provides 10 predictions for services in 2016 and the medium ...purchase document
Oracle OpenWorld 2015: What Does Vertical Engineering and Cloud Compatibility Mean for Asia/Pacific Customers?
Daphne Chung, Linus Lai
Dec 2015 - Doc # AP40823715 Flash
This IDC Flash provides a summary of the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 event, which was held in October 2015 in San Francisco. This global event is held annually to update customers on Oracle's new products and services, outlining its continued ...purchase document