Vice President, Research, Latin America
Jay Gumbiner oversees IDC's Latin America research organization, managing diverse teams of hardware, software and services analysts spread throughout the region providing analysis across more than a dozen countries in Latin America through quarterly, semiannual, and annual studies. These services provide IDC’s clients with detailed insight via market sizing, competitive analysis, and forecasts in the region's leading consumer and enterprise markets.
Prior to managing IDC's research in Latin America, Jay held a variety of other positions within the company, most recently serving as the Director of Research and Consulting for the region's consumer and commercial device research, overseeing research teams looking at the latest market trends in PCs, Tablets, Monitors, Printers, Printer Supplies, Digital Cameras, and Mobile Phones, among other products.
The media values Mr. Gumbiner’s expertise and opinion of the Information Technology market trends in the Latin America region. He is regularly quoted in the media, including The Wall Street Journal Americas, CNN en Español, Business News Americas, and has appeared 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, 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.
Team: Latin America Consumer and Commercial Devices Team,