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Tom Mainelli

Program Vice President, Devices & AR/VR

Tom Mainelli manages IDC's Devices group, which covers a broad range of hardware categories including PCs, tablets, smartphones, wearables, AR/VR, thin clients, and displays. In his role as program vice president, he works closely with company representatives, industry contacts, and other IDC analysts to provide in-depth insight and analysis on the always-evolving market of endpoint devices and their related services. In addition to overseeing the collection of historical shipment data and the forecasting of shipment trends in cooperation with IDC's Tracker organization, he also heads up numerous primary research initiatives at IDC including frequent consumer- and commercial-focused surveys. A frequent public speaker, he travels often and enjoys the opportunity to work with colleagues and clients all over the world.

BACKGROUND

Mr. Mainelli has covered technology since 1995. Before joining IDC in 2006, he reported on the technology industry as a journalist, first as a writer and editor for Smart Computing magazine, and later at PC World where he served as a senior editor. At PC World, he worked first in the news department, covering breaking news; later he transitioned to a management role in the reviews department, where he worked closely with the PC World Test Center to create a rating system for new product reviews.

EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • A frequent speaker, presenter, and moderator at industry conferences as well as providing analysis for multiple media outlets including the New York Times, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, Fast Company, and ReCode.
  • Ongoing technology column
  • Twitter: @tommainelli
On Tuesday, May 1, Apple announced earnings for CY 1Q18, posting a 16% increase year over year to reach $61.1 billion. Total device revenue reached $51.9 billion, up 13.2% from the $45.9 billion in CY 1Q17. Services revenue posted a strong ...
Devices at MWC18: Flagships, Notches, and Android Go

Mar 2018 - IDC Link - Doc # lcAP43620318

by: Bryan MaTom Mainelli

Device launches at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) included the usual flagships from the likes of Samsung, Sony, HMD/Nokia, and ASUS, but also plenty of iPhone X–like notched displays, including smaller Android-based vendors from Ch...
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This IDC study provides details of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Spending Guide taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for the spending forecast. Technology suppliers can use this forecas...
This IDC Market Note explores Facebook's recent launch of Oculus Go. At its F8 developer conference on May 1, Facebook announced the immediate availability of its first standalone virtual reality headset called the Oculus Go. Available in 2...
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IDC at CES 2018

Jan 10, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV United States