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.
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Amazon Web Services - Let's Talk About Innovation!
Adam Dodds, Glen Duncan, Linus Lai, Chris Morris, Raj Mudaliar, Sally Parker
Apr 2014 - Doc # AU246135 Flash
This Event Flash presents an overview of the analyst briefing held at Sydney in April 2014. It examines Amazon Web Services (AWS) services portfolio, go-to market plans, pricing, channel strategy, and overall value proposition for custom ...purchase document
Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) IT Services Market 2014
Top 10 Predictions: Digital Transformation 3.0 Will Change the Paradigm of IT Services
Mayur Sahni, Chris Morris, Linus Lai, Vidhika Sehgal, Rajkumar P, Prabhitha Sheethal Dcruz
Feb 2014 - Doc # AP246096 Top 10 Predictions
This IDC study presents IDC's prediction of the outstanding trends for Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ, IT services market in 2014. Businesses in APEJ are faced with a binary choice — undergo the next level of digital transformat ...purchase document