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Lynn-Kristin Thorenz

Associate Vice President, Research & Consulting

Lynn-Kristin Thorenz is Associate Vice President, Research & Consulting. In her role, Lynn manages IDC’s consulting and research business in Germany and Switzerland and is responsible for the successful delivery of IDC’s local portfolio which includes standard research products, Go-to-Market Solutions and individual client projects. She works closely with IDC's clients to understand their specific needs and requirements and to tailor solutions which support their business objectives. Lynn is also responsible for the strategic development of the complete range of IDC's local research and consulting activities around Digital Transformation and IDC’s 3rd Platform Technologies. 

Lynn frequently speaks at IDC, industry, customer and CIO events. In addition, she is regularly featured on IT media such as Computerwoche and CIO magazine and contributes to articles on a broad range of topics. Before joining IDC back in 2009, Lynn worked as a senior analyst and consultant for Pierre Audoin Consultants, covering the enterprise application software market and the retail and manufacturing vertical sectors.

Lynn holds a degree in economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, where her studies focused on IT and communications.


Analyst Location



Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe