Matt Oostveen is the head of research for IDC Australia overseeing all research divisions: Services, Software, Telecommunications, Infrastructure and Verticals as well as consulting operations. Based in Sydney he has more than 15 years of Information Technology experience in the Asia Pacific region.
He is responsible for identifying emerging trends, new business and pricing models, and assessing the interconnecting relationships between hardware and software technologies from a services solution perspective. Matt also runs end-user research into demands and adoption trends of CIOs across Australia.
Matt is considered by the industry as an opinion leader with deep expertise in multiple areas including cloud computing & datacentres, big data & compute, workloads, PCs & tablets, outsourcing & services. He is frequently quoted in various publications and media outlets and is a regular presenter at industry forums, client events and strategic workshops.
Previously Matt was Competitive Strategy Manager at Microsoft’s regional headquarters in Singapore with his primary responsibility to work with key stakeholders including customers, partners, government and media to convey the value of Microsoft software. Matt was responsible for the development and implementation of the related strategy across all of Microsoft’s business in Asia Pacific.
Prior to Microsoft, Matt was the Linux Lead for IBM Australia and New Zealand. In this role Matt worked to promote Linux and Open Source Software on IBM servers including Mainframe, UNIX and x86 servers to partners, clients and the ISV community.