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Bryan Ma

Vice President, Client Devices, IDC Asia/Pacific and Worldwide

Bryan Ma is Vice President of Client Devices research, covering mobile phones, tablets, PCs, wearables, thin clients, and displays across Asia as well as worldwide. He contributes to IDC’s research in both Consumer and Enterprise Mobility, leads IDC's coverage of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Asia, and also manages IDC’s Hardware Assembly team, which focuses on ODMs and LCD panels. 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.

Follow Bryan on Twitter @bryanbma.

Razer IPO: Second Time a Charm?

Jul 2017 - IDC Link - Doc # lcAP42863917

by: Samuel ReynoldsBryan Ma

This Link analyzes Razer’s announcement that it has filed for an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). This marks the company’s second push for an IPO: In 2014 it was reported that it was weighing an IPO in the US, though ultimately d...
Microsoft Build 2017 saw a broad set of products announced, demonstrated, and released to general availability. There was considerable attention on day 1, focused on the cloud and hybrid cloud story with a substantial list of both catch-up ...
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...
A Quick Glance at Mobile Phone AI

Nov 2017 - Market Note - Doc # AP43208217

by: Bryan MaChwee Kan ChuaRamon T. Llamas

This IDC Market Note examines on-device artificial intelligence (AI), particularly as smartphones like the Apple iPhone X and Huawei Mate 10 are increasingly being marketed with AI features."On-device AI will be a big buzzword for new phone...
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