Head, IDC Retail Insights Europe
Spencer Izard is the European Head for IDC Retail Insights. In this position, he manages IDC Retail Insights across Europe, and provides advisory services, research, and consulting to end-user organizations and IT vendors operating in, and serving, the retail sector. Spencer provides extensive insights into end-user challenges, drivers, trends, and operating behaviors in both business and IT contexts. In conjunction, he supports leading retail organizations in driving process optimization, business change management, and ICT-enabled transformations across geographies and retail segments.
The research is delivered through end-user analysis, market analysis, competitive vendor analysis, case studies, end-user surveys, and related consulting. Before joining IDC, over the past 15 years Spencer worked at several large international end-user organizations, both directly and indirectly, within strategy and architecture functions to deliver IT strategies bridging business demands and IT capability, creating and managing architecture teams, and establishing IT best practices.
Spencer worked at Marks & Spencer, where he introduced enterprise architecture, IT harmonization, and cloud strategies, and prior to that, he worked for three years at Microsoft providing strategic end-user consultancy focused on business and IT engagement, high performing IT teams delivering technology services, the identification and analysis of new technology trends for business drivers, and enterprise architecture across retail, financial services, public, and energy sectors. His engagements had a particular technology focus on enterprise application, cloud computing, mobility, and data driven middleware, both from internal employee and external customer/partner perspectives. Before Microsoft, Spencer spent over six years at BP as a global architecture manager among other roles, which also involved introducing mobile, collaboration, and virtualization technologies.
Spencer graduated with a BSc in computing science from Staffordshire University.
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VMware Encourages IT Managers to Defy Convention and Deliver IT as a Service
Chris Barnard, Carla Arend, Donna Taylor, Andreas Olah, Giorgio Nebuloni, Spencer Izard, Mette Ahorlu, Mohamed Hefny, Andrew Buss, Chris Ingle
Dec 2013 - Doc # IM55V Insight
This IDC Insight reports on key announcements made at the analyst event held on October 15–17 in Barcelona at the VMworld Europe 2013 conference, and it discusses related strategy developments for VMware and its partners. purchase document
Pivot Table: Worldwide Retail IT Spending Guide, Version 1, 2012–2017
Leslie Hand, Robert Parker, Nina Bonagura, Giuliana Folco, Gary Koch, Christopher Holmes, Roman Maceska, Chin Boon Lim, Ricardo Villate, Roberto Gutierrez, Luca Bonacina, Spencer Izard, Kumar Das, Emilie Ditton, Hana Chmelova, Mark Yates, Luis Rodriguez
Nov 2013 - Doc # RI244340 Pivot Table
This IDC Retail Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide retail IT opportunity. This Pivot Table provides IT spending forecasts for the following subindustries: apparel and accessory stores; automo ...purchase document