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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
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IDC Market Glance: Robotics, 3Q17

Sep 2017 - Market Presentation - Doc # US43093917

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