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Ramon T. Llamas

Research Director, Mobile Devices and AR/VR

Ramon Llamas is Research Director with IDC’s Devices and Displays team, covering wearables, augmented/ virtual reality, and smartphones. Mr. Llamas’s core research coverage includes tracking and forecasting the United States wearables and augmented/virtual reality for IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearables Tracker and AR/VR Tracker respectively, analyzing the evolution of those categories, and the changing strategies of the vendors involved. Based on his expertise in the smartphone market, Mr. Llamas’s research also focuses on how these different products interact with each other, and how consumers and enterprise users can integrate them into their daily lives.

BACKGROUND

Mr. Llamas began working at IDC in July of 2004, focusing primarily on IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker to size and forecast the United States and worldwide mobile phone markets. This led to other opportunities, including device and service assessments, buyer behavior on device usage and purchase intentions, and vendor platform development strategies. In 2013, Mr. Llamas shifted his focus towards wearable technology and in 2016 he added augmented and virtual reality to his coverage areas. 

EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • MBA from Boston College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
  • MA in Education from Boston College
  • BS in Management from Boston College
  • Frequent speaker, presenter, and moderator at industry conferences as well as providing analysis for multiple media outlets including Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business News, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. 

Follow Ramon on Twitter @idcrllamas.

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Smartwatches in the Workplace, 2017

Apr 2018 - IDC Survey - Doc # US43737018

by: Ramon T. Llamas

This IDC Survey examines the current state of smartwatches in the workplace in the United States. In late 2017, IDC surveyed 293 participants, asking the following questions:What percentage of workers are using corporate-sponsored smartwatc...
Fitness Trackers in the Workplace, 2017

Apr 2018 - IDC Survey - Doc # US43736918

by: Ramon T. Llamas

This IDC Survey examines the current state of fitness trackers in the workplace in the United States. In late 2017, IDC surveyed 234 participants, asking the following questions:What percentage of workers are using corporate-sponsored fitne...
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