As IDC's lead analyst in West Africa, Patrick Nzegbuna coordinates and conducts research on the region's IT markets. He collects, assembles, and analyzes data on personal computers, notebooks, and x86 servers, ensuring timely and accurate updates of IDC's quarterly trackers and annual studies for West Africa. In addition to assessing how economic, social, and political factors influence the future of PC markets, he advises organizations on the best way to apply market research to strategic decision making.
Before joining IDC, Nzegbuna worked in IT as a software specialist, where he analyzed and forecast software markets, developed new business, and organized client events and training sessions. He also maintained corporate databases and aided with the installation of software and hardware systems. As a product management executive, he monitored inventories and prices of major IT portfolios from vendors such as Microsoft, HP, IBM, Zinox, APC, and Canon.
Nzegbuna holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Lagos. He speaks English, Igbo, and Yoruba.