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Ranjit Rajan

Associate Vice President, Research, IDC Middle East, Turkey &, Africa

Ranjit Rajan oversees the management of all IDC research programs in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region. In this role, he leads the business growth and delivery of market trackers, spending guides, and subscription services, and supports custom engagements in these technology areas.
Rajan and his team cover the full spectrum of technologies including telecommunications, enterprise infrastructure, software, IT services, mobile phones, personal computers, hardcopy devices, and vertical markets. A key focus area is research related to digital transformation and the enabling 3rd Platform technologies such as cloud, mobility, Big Data analytics, and innovation accelerators such as the Internet of Things (IoT), AI/cognitive systems, AR/VR, and blockchain.
Rajan regularly advises tech firms and telecom providers on market strategies, as well as governments and regulators on Smart City development, national ICT policy, ICT skills, ICT innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining IDC in 2008, Ranjit spent nearly a decade in IT industry roles spanning product management, marketing, channel, and business development at global IT companies such as Epicor, 3i Infotech, and NIIT Technologies.
He holds a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Kolkata, India, and a bachelor of technology degree from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India.
Rajan frequently speaks at technology conferences, and is often quoted in the regional media.

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United Arab Emirates

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Software

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Middle East and Africa