MANUFACTURING Analyst Profile
Director of Consulting
Allyson (Ally) Hughes is director of the custom research and consulting program for IDC Energy Insights, IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights. In this role, she is responsible for working with manufacturing companies, retailers, energy companies and IT vendors to provide custom research and consulting services to support a range of needs including IT strategy, sales and marketing initiatives, and business process improvements. Ms. Hughes leverages her extensive background in software strategy and deployment, consulting and business operations to help drive solutions for her clients.
Prior to joining IDC Insights, Ms. Hughes worked for the IBM software group for nearly a decade serving in Business Controls, Operations and deployment teams. Her client base spanned worldwide including nearly 170 labs servings IBM and their business partners.
Ms. Hughes graduated with honors from Syracuse University School of Information Studies where she earned a BS in Information Management and Technology.
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