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Linus Lai

Associate Vice President

Linus Lai is a member of the Asia/Pacific Software and Services Research Group. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in the region. Based in Sydney, Australia, he has experience in several cloud, software, and services programs in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), which covers a wide range of technology and services markets across 13 countries.

In this role, he is responsible for providing insights and analyses in enterprise adoption, integration, and management of these solutions. This includes sourcing strategies, vendor selection, and identifying emerging trends in business and technology solutions across technology buyers in the region. Linus is a founding member of IDC Asia/Pacific's Emerging Technology Advisory Council and is a recipient of numerous awards for country, regional, and quality research contributions. In his previous role as head of research in Southeast Asia, he developed and grew IDC's presence in the region.

Linus is frequently quoted in various publications and media outlets and is a regular presenter at industry forums, client events, and strategic workshops. Prior to joining IDC, Linus worked with a large outsourcing service provider that focused on retail banking solutions.

Linus holds a master of science degree from the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

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Digital Strategy Consulting in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan)

Nov 2017 - Market Presentation - Doc # AP43182617

by: Linus Lai

This IDC Presentation looks at enterprises with annual revenues above US$800 million in Asia/Pacific and how they engage with external consultants. The presentation allows readers to understand the motivations of larger enterprises when emb...
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