Director, Consumer and Commercial Devices, Latin America
Latin America Consumer and Commercial Devices Team
For the past 12 years, Jay Gumbiner has been recognized as the leading expert on market trends, competitive positioning and channel dynamics for the consumer and commercial devices business in Latin America. His specific areas of expertise include PCs, Tablets, Monitors, Printers, Printer Supplies, Digital Cameras, and Mobile Phones, among other products. As Director of Consumer and Commercial Devices Research at IDC Latin America, Jay is responsible for managing IDC's analysis of device research across nearly eighteen countries in the region through quarterly, semiannual, and annual studies and together with his team of analysts provides IDC’s clients with detailed insight via market sizing, competitive analysis, forecasts, and advisory services.
The media values Mr. Gumbiner’s expertise and opinion of the consumer devices market in the Latin America region. He is regularly quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal Americas, CNN en Español, América Economía, Business News Americas, and often appears as a guest commentator on television networks such as Bloomberg Latin America.
Technology vendors look to Jay for his insights on the future of the market as well as his confidential opinion on planned strategic initiatives. He speaks frequently at vendor events providing the scenario from which corporate plans are built in Latin America, as well as a frequent presenter at industry conferences.
Prior to joining IDC in 1999, Mr. Gumbiner worked for Fibertel where he was responsible for developing promotional and pricing strategies in Argentina. Prior to Fibertel, he was a Territory Sales Manager for Philip Morris.
He received a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Washington. Mr. Gumbiner is fluent in English and Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.