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Chris Morris

Vice President, IDC Asia/Pacific

Chris Morris is the Vice President for IDC's Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) Cloud Services and Technology group and the ICT Services Group. He is also a member of the IDC Worldwide Cloud Services research team.

As the leader of research into the Cloud Services markets in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) he manages the regional research into all facets of public and private cloud. The ICT Services research area covers, both project-based services such as application development and long-term services such as IT outsourcing. He is responsible for IDC's Global Service Delivery and Business Services research in the region.

Working closely with IDC analysts in emerging markets, Chris brings thought leadership content and advisory expertise to other IDC research teams, the IDC Consulting team, as well as IDC's clients in the region. He drives business development efforts, delivers custom research projects for clients, and works closely with IDC's Consulting Group to manage and provide advice in strategic engagements.

Chris comes to IDC with more than 20 years of extensive IT research and 35 years of industry experience. Prior to joining IDC in 2007, Chris worked as an independent IT industry researcher and consultant for six years. Some of his key clients included the Australian Taxation Office, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), as well as vendor organizations such as Microsoft, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. Prior to 2002, he was Gartner’s Group Vice President and Director of Research for the Asia/Pacific region with responsibilities ranging from business development to research delivery to client engagement activities. During his tenure in Gartner in 1992, Chris was the first research analyst in the Asia/Pacific region for the organization. Previously, he worked for a number of technology vendors including Fujitsu, Amdahl, and Hitachi Data Systems, in a variety of technical, product marketing and management roles.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia.


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