Alan Webber is Research Director for IDC Government Insights. In this role, Alan leads IDC's National Security and Intelligence research program as well as IDC's government cybersecurity and cybercrime research efforts. Specific areas of research interest for Alan are the national security and cybersecurity aspects of technology policy, cybercrime, big data and analytics, internet of things, 3D printing, automation, cognitive computing, encryption, digital risk and security, and privacy.
Alan has more than 25 years of analyst, management, and technology experience working in the public sector. Alan is able to provide strategic advice and market intelligence on emerging and existing technologies, business practices, and market trends in the national security space. He also tracks the evolution and impact of legislative and policy efforts in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, encryption, and privacy.
Alan’s primary research interests are to assist clients in understanding the intersection of society/culture, technology, and government. His research covers market forces and transformation technologies critical to the evolution and success of national government agencies and programs, enabling political leaders, line of business executives, and IT executives to be informed on today's technology challenges in preparation for tomorrow.
Alan has a B.A., M.A., and an M.S. from Colorado State University, and is ABD for his Ph.D. from George Washington University. Alan is also currently an adjunct faculty member at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA for the US Navy where he lectures on the impact of disruptive technologies on national security.
During his career Alan has been a Partner and Principle Analyst at the Altimeter Group covering digital risk, a Principal Analyst covering public sector at Forrester Research, and has led various technology, strategic planning, and performance management initiatives for the US Government agencies.
Alan has been quoted in numerous business and technology publications including B2B Magazine, Business Week, The Washington Post, Government Computer News, Congressional Quarterly, CIO Magazine, CIO Today, Government Technology, and French CIO Magazine among others.
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IDC PlanScape: Building a Digital Citizen Experience Strategy
Alan Webber, Massimiliano Claps, Adelaide O'Brien
Jun 2016 - Doc # US41525916 IDC PlanScape
This IDC study discusses the aspects of building a digital transformation strategy for the citizen experience.: "Building an effective citizen experience strategy is both science and art. Building a digital citizen experience strate ...purchase document
IDC MaturityScape: IT Security in Government
Alan Webber, Pete Lindstrom
Apr 2016 - Doc # US41154216 IDC MaturityScape
This IDC study describes the IDC MaturityScape framework for IT security in government, which identifies the stages, dimensions, outcomes, and actions required for government agencies and programs to effectively develop the security matu ...purchase document