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Carrie MacGillivray

Group Vice President, Internet of Things & Mobility

Carrie MacGillivray is Group Vice President responsible for providing leadership to 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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5G in 2018: A Look Ahead

Mar 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US43607017

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