Group VP Latin America
Ricardo Villate is responsible for the management and direction of IDC's consulting and research business across the Latin America region.
Mr. Villate has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and financial industries in Latin America. During his tenure at IDC, he has held various positions within the organization. Prior to becoming Research and Consulting Vice President for Latin America, he was General Manager, Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile, Peru). Before that, he was a Director of hardware, software, services and telecom research programs for the Latin American region. His knowledge comes through his years as an IT market consultant combined with his background in the financial services industry.
Mr. Villate spends much of his time traveling throughout Latin America presenting at industry and vendor events on the evolution of ICT, Latin America in the context of Emerging Markets, cloud, mobility and consumerization of IT, intelligent industries, big data and analytics, data center transformation, emerging technologies, and partnering strategies among other topics.
He is a frequently quoted analyst in the Latin America media including the Wall Street Journal, America Economia, LatinTrade, and BNAmericas.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Villate worked as a director for Fiduciaria Popular, a financial institution in Colombia, and in IBM Colombia.
Mr. Villate is a graduate from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He also holds a marketing degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an Economics degree from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. While in the Colombian army, Mr. Villate lived in the Middle East. He is a native Spanish speaker.
Pivot Table: Worldwide Retail IT Spending Guide,
Version 1, 2013–2018
Leslie Hand, Nina Bonagura, Gary Koch, Hana Chmelova, Luis Rodriguez, Robert Parker, Mike Glennon, Christopher Holmes, Mark Yates, Ricardo Villate, Luca Bonacina, Roman Maceska, Spencer Izard
Nov 2014 - Doc # RI252345 Pivot Table
This IDC Retail Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide retail IT opportunities. It provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: apparel and accessory stores; automotive dealers ...purchase document
Pivot Table: Worldwide Manufacturing IT Spending Guide, Version 1, 2013–2018
Robert Parker, Nina Bonagura, Gary Koch, Martin Kuban, Alejandro Florean, Mike Glennon, Christopher Holmes, Roman Maceska, Ricardo Villate, Lorenzo Veronesi, Emilie Ditton
Nov 2014 - Doc # MI252161 Pivot Table
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide manufacturing IT opportunity. This study provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: aerospace and defense, autom ...purchase document