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Daniela Rao

Senior Research and Consulting Director

Daniela Rao is responsible for research on the Italian telecommunications and advanced services markets. She carries out research for competitive analysis and market demand studies, providing information on market structure, dynamics, and content from both the supply and demand sides, for consultancy projects and for market analysis studies for large ICT operators and public bodies.

Rao has 17 years' experience in economic research coordination and responsibility for content management, budgeting activities, and sales management. She has strong expertise in the analysis of market supply and demand dynamics in advanced communications, broadband infrastructures, and ebusiness services. In addition, she has experience in market assessment and forecasting of new ICT services and technologies, analysis of the main ICT players' financial and economic indicators, and benchmarking methodologies that are used to define indicators and compare pricing policies of the leading telecommunications players in Western Europe.

From 2007 to 2015, Rao was vice president of ANFoV (the National Association of Fixed-Mobile Telecommunication Convergence Operators), which includes some of the largest Italian ICT operators and vendors.

On May 25, 2016, the Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) entered into exclusive talks with Enel rather than Telecom Italia over the sale of its stake in Metroweb. On June 2, F2i, the second-biggest Metroweb shareholder, agr...
Key Themes in the Evolving Internet of Things (IoT) Market in Western Europe

Feb 2017 - Market Perspective - Doc # EMEA42296217

by: Mike Cansfield,  Massimiliano Claps,  Jonas KnudsenScott OttawayAngela SalmeronRomain Fouchereau,  Lionel Lamy,  Daniela RaoAndrea Siviero

As the IoT market in Western Europe continues to evolve we see three themes emerging. Firstly, the recognition that security and openness are interwoven (yin and yang) despite their contradictory nature is becoming more widespread. Secondly...
Western Europe 2016 Top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Predictions

Feb 2016 - Top 10 Predictions - Doc # EMEA41050716

by: Mike Cansfield,  Lionel Lamy,  Eric OwenAndrea Siviero,  Alba Balla,  Chris BarnardDuncan Brown,  Massimiliano Claps,  Angela SalmeronAnders ElbakSt├ęphane KrawczykDaniela RaoRosie Secchi

This IDC study presents IDC's 2016 predictions for IoT in the Western European market. These predictions have been pulled together from a wide range of analysts focused on the continued evolution of the IoT market in Europe."Last year IoT w...