Research Manager, Client Devices
Asia/Pacific Personal Computing Team
Ian Song is a Research Manager with IDC’s Asia/Pacific Client Devices team. Based in Singapore, Ian is responsible for the development of the region's Client Virtualization program, and is also involved in building IDC's Enterprise Mobility research. His coverage includes the next generation workspace as well as emerging technologies and trends such as the consumerization of IT.
Ian was a Senior Research Analyst at IDC’s Worldwide Enterprise Virtualization Software program in Boston before joining IDC Asia/Pacific. In that role, he examined virtualization software products deployed within the enterprise, focusing on software designed to virtualize the client environment. He was responsible for sizing and forecasting the client virtualization market on a global level. He has represented IDC by speaking at multiple industry conferences, and was quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CIO Magazine, NetworkWorld and ComputerWorld.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Song worked as an information technology consultant at Harvard University. While there, he led multiple projects including implementation of virtualized services, streamline application delivery and centralizing client support services. Additionally, Mr. Song worked as a technology consultant for Sapphire Technologies where he participated in multiple large-scale system deployment projects. He also worked at IBM global services and for Cisco Systems' product marketing team while on internship programs.
Mr. Song holds a B.A. in Information Systems and Digital Media, with a minor in Chinese studies, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also holds an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.