Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific
Team: Asia/Pacific Communications Team
Asia/Pacific Emerging Technology Advisory Services
Asia/Pacific Personal Computing Team
Asia/Pacific Printers and Peripherals Team
Asia/Pacific Services Team
Asia/Pacific Software Team
Asia/Pacific Vertical Markets
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Sandra Ng is the Group Vice President heading IDC's Asia/Pacific Practice Group. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for thought leadership and deep-dive insights and advisory content on IDC's 3rd platform disruptive pillars of Cloud, Mobility, Big Data Analytics and Social along with C-suite (CIO, CMO and CxO) research and engagements as well as the Service Provider industry. In her role, she advises both IT buyers (CIO and LoB) and IT suppliers/enablers across the eICT marketplace. eICT is the convergence of ICT, consumer electronics, xCommerce and entertainment/content applications and services.
Sandra leads a team of IDC's senior analysts with collective expertise across the entire ICT industry. This team leverages the core research created by IDC's Asia/Pacific Domain Research Group, through contextualizing the content and increasing its relevance for clients and their businesses. This value creation process enhances the proposition IDC brings to strategy, planning and market intelligence stakeholders. This unique delivery of research content also brings with it IDC's thought leadership analysis and business executive insights for marketing, product management, sales and strategic leadership teams within the client's organization.
Along with the Domain Research team, the Practice Group extensively collaborates with IDC’s Integrated Marketing Programs (IMP), IDC’s Industry Insights and IDC’s Consulting organizations to provide a comprehensive scope of intelligence services to meet the diverse needs of today’s dynamic and complex technology marketplace.
From research to IDC's customized go-to-market services (GMS) to executive roundtables and end-user events, Sandra and her team provide independent and insightful perspectives of market conditions, assisting clients in making informed business decisions and achieving business goals.
Sandra’s role also extends beyond quality research content delivery. She plays a key role in driving forward-looking assessment and analysis, often sharing her market insights and predictions to Asia Pacific management teams and heads of strategy within her customer base. She moderates and engages extensively with the client communities, including both traditional technology buyers and increasingly influential line of business heads.
Sandra has been in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) advisory and consulting industry for 20 years. While her technology research expertise is vast and diverse, she is best known in the industry for her Telecommunications knowledge and opinions within the Asia Pacific region. Her ability to discuss broad, strategic and converged issues across the ICT industry enables her to engage with many C-level management teams and technology executives in Asia.
Prior to joining IDC, Sandra was with Gartner/Dataquest for more than four years, where she was managing a variety of IT research projects ranging from midrange systems to peripherals. In addition to base unit research, she was actively leading in channel and consulting work.
Sandra has established a keen following within the Asia Pacific media fraternity and is frequently quoted in leading regional business and trade publications such as the Asian Wall Street Journal, Computer World, Telecom Asia, tele.com and Wireless World, and also in locally-based media such as Singapore's Business Times and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post. She is often invited to present IDC's opinions on CNBC Asia, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia. Sandra is also a regular keynote speaker at global and regional ICT conferences.
Fluent in English and Mandarin, Sandra graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos — Datacenter and Hosted Cloud Services 2013–2014 Vendor Analysis
Sherlin Pang, Adrian Dominic Ho, Sandra Ng, Chris Morris, Charles Anderson
Dec 2013 - Doc # AP3053513V Competitive Analysis
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the 2013–2014 telco's datacenter and hosted cloud services market using the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment covers 12 key telecom service providers in the Asia/Pacific region and is ...purchase document
Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Telecom 2014 Top 10 Predictions: Chasing the Next Trillion Dollar Opportunity
Adrian Dominic Ho, Sherlin Pang, Charles Anderson, Claus Mortensen, Sandra Ng, Ashadi Cahyadi, Adeline Phua
Dec 2013 - Doc # AP3053512V Top 10 Predictions
This IDC study details IDC top 10 telecom predictions for 2014 and the implications for the industry.: "Traditional telecom services are no longer providing the growth and even margins that telcos are hoping for," says Adrian Domini ...purchase document