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Andy Hicks

Research Director, Telecoms and Networking, EMEA

Andy Hicks is a research director in IDC's EMEA Telecommunications group. He oversees research on the services and information technology consumed by communications service providers in the region, as well as their portfolio strategies and operational models. He has also written on mobility, emerging markets telecommunications, and enterprise services.

On the consulting side, Hicks has delivered annual reports for national regulators, global market sizing for telecom vendors, and a variety of go-to-market services, including message testing, white papers, and video presentations. He speaks regularly on his telecom research, as well as on broad ICT trends in the region.

Before joining IDC in 2007, Hicks was managing director at an equity research and capital markets services firm, where he worked on an equity offering analytics suite and developed the firm’s partner base. Previously, he provided both strategic consulting and project management in the areas of mobile/wireless computing, corporate intranets, and web marketing.

Earlier, Hicks taught language and literature at Columbia University, where he earned an MA and PhD in Russian literature. He also holds an AB in Russian studies from Amherst College. Hicks speaks English, Czech, and Russian and has passed the United States FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 exams.

Follow Andy on Twitter @AndyHicks.

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