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Eric A. Prothero

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Tracker Research

As Senior Vice President for Worldwide Tracker Research, Eric Prothero is responsible for managing IDC's largest research practice which includes Tracker, QView and Forecaster products. Across the globe, IDC has over 250 semiannual and quarterly worldwide, regional, and local Tracker products covering hardware, software, IT services, and telecom equipment. His specific responsibilities include overseeing Tracker data quality and consistency, global Tracker analyst direction, Tracker tools and data platforms, the efficiency of the research Tracker processes, and tracker client satisfaction.

Prior to moving to his WW tracker role, Mr. Prothero was responsible for managing IDC's Latin America business unit where he oversaw business operations across 7 countries in the Latin America region, managing functional areas including Research, Consulting, Conferences, GMS, Sales, Marketing, and Finance. Mr. Prothero joined IDC in 1993 as the second employee in the Latin America region. Under his leadership the Latin America region grew to over 120 employees with research coverage in 15 countries in the region.

Prior to IDC, Mr. Prothero was a senior consultant at Windermere Associates, a San Francisco-based strategic planning consulting firm. Mr. Prothero received his M.B.A. in International Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish and a bit of Japanese.