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Bryan Ma

Vice President, Client Devices

Bryan Ma is Vice President of Client Devices research, covering mobile phones, tablets, PCs, AR/VR headsets, wearables, thin clients, and monitors across Asia as well as worldwide. Based in Singapore, Bryan provides insights and advisory services for both vendors and users, and coordinates his team of analysts in building IDC's core market data, analysis, and forecasts in these sectors.


Bryan has been quoted in a number of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times, BusinessWeek, The South China Morning Post, and The New York Times. He has been a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences and appears frequently as a guest commentator on television networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg, and the BBC.


Bryan has been with IDC since 1999, when he joined IDC’s Consumer Devices team in California.  He has been the recipient of several recognitions at IDC, including multiple Research Quality awards as well as IDC's Global Fellowship. Prior to joining IDC, Bryan was a Business Analyst at Arthur Andersen in Los Angeles, where he was part of the firm's Business Consulting practice specializing in the financial services industry.


Bryan holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. His university internships included experiences at IBM, Rockwell Semiconductor (now Conexant), Acuson (now part of Siemens), and PaineWebber (now part of UBS). Bryan is fluent in English and conversant in Mandarin Chinese.


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Virtual Reality Arcades in Asia

Dec 2017 - Market Note - Doc # AP43233117

by: Bryan Ma

This IDC Market Note takes a look at virtual reality (VR) arcades in Asia, including some of the companies and technologies powering them. "Given the complications of at-home PC-based VR systems, pay-per-use location-based entertainment ven...
The fundamental shifts in demography, evolving consumer preferences, and how products and services are consumed today in an always connected digital world are rewriting the rules of engagement for enterprises. Digital disruptors such as Ali...
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