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Carrie MacGillivray

Vice President, Internet of Things & Mobiliy

Carrie MacGillivray is Vice President responsible for IDC's global IoT research. Carrie co-founded the Internet of Things research domain at IDC in 2012 and is responsible for leading thought leadership on this evolving market. She works with IDC's global IoT team consisting of technology and industry analysts to drive research on the supply and demand elements at play in the IoT market. With a long career as a mobile analyst, Carrie also leads IDC's mobile research team which examines the elements of the mobility market and how it continues to play a critical role of enabling innovation accelerators.


Prior to joining IDC, Carrie was a research analyst at Yankee Group in its enterprise research group covering enterprise mobility and general telecommunications trends. Previously, Carrie worked as a business analyst with Nortel Networks and as a management consultant with Fujitsu Consulting.


Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

  • Named one of the top 100 most influential people in the IoT by Onalytica, July 2017
  • Named one of the top 25 most influential women in IoT by the Internet of Things Institute, September 2016
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences around the globe as well as providing analysis for multiple media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC and InfoWorld.
  • In her spare time, Carrie enjoys running, practicing yoga and traveling off-the-beaten path with her husband and two daughters.


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The announcements by BCE, Vodafone, and T-Mobile all demonstrate a growing interest by mobile operators to capitalize on the consumer IoT opportunity. Each of these carriers are looking for a means to expand their cellular installed base wi...
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This IDC study provides details of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide taxonomy. This document is to be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide. Technology supplier...
This IDC Survey examines key enterprise mobility trends around corporate-liable plans and how they are being used in contrast to employee-liable offerings. This document includes the results from IDC's 2017 U.S. Enterprise Mobility Decision...
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