Directions 2012 (U.S) Participating Analysts
Abhi Dugar has been leading IDC’s worldwide research, strategic analysis, advisory services and client relationships for semiconductors, embedded system solutions, and associated software in the Cloud, Mobile and Security infrastructure markets since 2010. His current focus is on Virtualization, Software Defined Networking, LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC), Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) of femto, pico, micro, metro and macro base stations, Self-Organizing Networks, Wi-Fi off-load, Mobile Backhaul, Ethernet, Big Data Analytics and Network Security. His work covers analysis of technology trends, products, vendors, supply chain, and end-user adoption strategies in Data Center, Enterprise, and Service Provider Switches & Routers, Cable, xDSL, Fiber-based Passive Optical Networking (PON), Metro and Long Haul Optical Transport, Voice over IP and IP Multimedia Systems, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, and Virtual Private Networking (VPN).
Mr. Dugar began his career in technology research and development after earning an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following his MBA from Southern Methodist University he conceptualized and launched several new product lines, and managed up to $120 million per year in revenues worldwide for wireless and wired communications, consumer electronics, automotive infotainment, and Electronic Design Automation applications. In his business management roles he has negotiated and established numerous strategic Intellectual Property licensing and joint development partnerships with and for AT&T, Microsoft, Hitachi, Texas Instruments, NEC, TiVo, and Cadence Design Systems among others.
Mr. Dugar is the Founder and first Chair of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society's Silicon Valley/Bay Area Chapter. He is based in IDC's San Mateo, California office.