As a practice director, Kimberly Knickle is responsible for research and analysis of business and IT issues for manufacturers. She leads the IT Priorities & Strategies program, which focuses on hot topics that are changing the way manufacturers buy and use IT, such as big data and analytics, cloud, IoT, mobility, social, and sustainability. The program also includes research based on IDC survey data related to manufacturers' IT investment priorities and plans. Knickle also manages the Product Innovation, Service Innovation, and Connected Products research.
Prior to joining IDC in 2006, Ms. Knickle served as an independent consultant specializing in business and information technology (IT) strategy and held senior positions at industry analyst firms including AMR Research, Hurwitz Group, Inc., and Charles River Strategies. As research director at AMR Research, she was well recognized as an industry thought leader in Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).
Earlier in her career, Ms. Knickle held various roles in marketing, engineering and executive management at companies such as Entre Computer Center, Boston Center for Computer Applications, and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Ms. Knickle has more than 20 years of experience in market research and the IT industry.
In addition to regularly speaking at industry conferences, Ms. Knickle is a highly regarded source for the news media on IT issues in business, with coverage from BusinessWeek, ComputerWorld, and Information Week.
She received the Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is a graduate of Boston University's School of Management, where she earned her MBA degree. Knickle also holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Mr. Knickle contributes regularly to the IDC Manufacturing Insights Community (http://idc-insights-community.com/manufacturing) and tweets (@kimknickle) about business issues relevant to manufacturers.Directions 2015 Boston/MA: All participating Analysts, Directions 2015 Boston/MA: Analysts hosting 1-1 Meetings, IDC Predictions Team, Manufacturing Insights, Social Business,
Perspective: The Internet of Things Gains Momentum in Manufacturing in 2015
Jan 2015 - Doc # MI253743 Perspective
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective details the primary applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing as well as manufacturers' current expectations, investment plans, and concerns. purchase document
Perspective: Supporting Manufacturer-Retailer Collaboration with 3rd Platform Technology Investments
Kimberly Knickle, Simon Ellis
Jan 2015 - Doc # MI253708 Perspective
This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective highlights business collaboration priorities and the importance of 3rd Platform technology for consumer products manufacturers in the brand-oriented value chain. purchase document
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