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Rajnish Arora

Vice President, Enterprise Computing, IDC Asia/Pacific

Rajnish Arora is vice president for IDC’s Enterprise Computing research group in Asia/Pacific. Based in Singapore, Rajnish leads a pan-regional team of high-profile analysts who are responsible for market sizing, forecasting, competitive analysis, and segmentation of the Enterprise Computing, Storage Systems, Networking, Converged & Hyperconverged systems, and Cloud Infrastructure markets. With more than 20 years of deep technology industry experience, Rajnish is widely regarded as an authority for his strong market advisory, customer advocacy and consulting expertise in the enterprise systems and infrastructure space. Rajnish is highly sought-after by technology vendors and sellers to help them build and refine their market entry and expansion strategies, bulletproofing their sales and marketing plans, and fine tuning their messages to customers and partners.

Mr. Arora’s key focus is around digital transformation and how IT infrastructure is playing a pivotal role in helping businesses successfully compete in IDC’s 3rd Platform era. Convergence, disaggregated infrastructure, Linux for mission-critical applications, all-flash storage, software-defined, server workloads, and platform migration are some of the key hot button topics that technology suppliers engage Mr. Arora for messaging and communicating to CIOs and technology decision makers. He is a frequent keynote speaker at industry forums and technology vendor sponsored customer and partner events. His passion for technology sees him moderating and hosting many a panel discussion, CIO roundtables, and fire-side chats at customer events.   

Fluent in English and Hindi, he is widely quoted in electronic and print media for his views and opinions on key industry trends and the rapidly changing competitive landscape. Mr. Arora is highly visible and active on social media platforms such as Twitter.  He frequently appears on television on business and industry focused news channels such as BBC, CNBC, and Channel News Asia among others.

Prior to joining IDC Asia/Pacific in Singapore in 1999, Rajnish did hardware research in IDC India as well as IDC Middle-East in Dubai. 

Rajnish holds an MBA from Lancaster University in the UK and a bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering from IIT Roorkee in India.

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