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Polly Chan

Research Manager, Software Research, IDC Asia/Pacific

Polly Chan is a research manager with IDC's Worldwide Software and Public Cloud Software Research Group. Based in Hong Kong, Polly is responsible for managing the Software and Public Cloud research tracking processes, which involves creating and maintaining tracker databases, data reconciliation, and quality control; analyzing key market trends and outlook; and developing market intelligence documents and presentations.

Trained in system development, Polly has more than 15 years of experience in the field of IT market research, banking, insurance, and information security. Prior to joining IDC, Polly was a web management analyst at Symantec Corporation, Australia, where she was involved in building tools and content for the website.

Polly holds a Masters degree in Technology Management from the University of New South Wales, Australia, while her first degree was Computer Science from University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.