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Meredith Whalen

Senior Vice President, IT Executive, Software, Services and Industry Research

Meredith Whalen is Senior Vice President of IT Executive, Software, Services and Industry Research. Her global team of analysts leverage research and advisory services to empower business transformation for the Global 2000.


Ms. Whalen is responsible for IDC’s technology professional advisory services, overseeing the research, client services, and marketing activities aimed at technology professionals in IT and lines of business. Ms. Whalen architected IDC’s DecisonScapes, a portfolio of decision-making methodologies that enable professionals to better plan, deploy and optimize their technology initiatives.  Since introducing the IDC DecisionScape in 2014, IDC analysts around the world have published more than 800 research studies.

Ms. Whalen also oversees IDC’s Software and Services groups, serving technology suppliers and buyers. She manages Customer Insights and Advisory Practice, which produces global IT spending forecasts for over 100 technologies in more than 50 countries.


  • IT business consulting, advising clients on mid-range systems
  • B.A. with honors from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. with honors with from Babson's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Management
  • Keynote presenter at CIO summits in North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America
  • Initiated IDC's coverage of application service providers (ASPs), created IDC's first global view of business process outsourcing services, and designed the Services Group's global research process to ensure consistency in market taxonomies, research architecture, and forecasting.


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