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Mark Child

Research Manager, Software, Central and Eastern Europe

With more than a decade of experience researching software and security markets in the region, Mark Child is IDC’s Research Manager for Software and Enterprise Applications in Central and Eastern Europe and is also the CEE Security Practice Lead. Within the software group, Child manages analyst teams and coordinates research and projects, producing in-depth software market studies, trackers, and custom consulting covering the Czech and Slovak republics and the CEE region. His security role adds further dimensions of focused end-user research and agenda creation for one of IDC's most successful event series, the CEE Security Roadshow. Child is a regular keynote speaker at IDC events, particularly in the security area, and also supports IDC's global initiatives, such as the security spending guide.

Child has been with IDC since 2004. Prior to joining IDC, he worked at the Prague Business Journal and market research firm NFO AISA. Child holds a B.Sc. in Biology and Geography from University of Brighton.

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