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Abhi Dugar

Research Director, Cloud and Enterprise Infrastructure Enabling Technologies & IoT Security

Abhi Dugar leads IDC’s worldwide research, strategic analysis, advisory services, and client relationships with major Information Technology and financial services industry clients on IoT Security and enabling technologies for Cloud and Enterprise Infrastructure. His current focus is on developments and adoption trends of open source platforms in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS). Abhi's work covers analysis of technology trends, workloads, products, vendors, supply chain, and end-user adoption strategies in enterprise IT and datacenters of Web, Cloud, and Telecommunications Service Providers. Mr. Dugar is based in IDC's San Mateo, California office.


Prior to IDC, Abhi held various business management, marketing, corporate strategy, business development, and sales roles, and was leading technology product lines with P&L and revenue responsibility for over $100M worldwide. He has extensive experience in product line strategy and management, developing and executing business plans, evaluating market dynamics and industry trends, competitive analysis, and establishing strategic technology partnerships and alliances as well as M&A and IP licensing.


  • MBA from Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Founder and first Chair of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society's Silicon Valley/Bay Area Chapter; Charter Member, TiE Silicon Valley
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences such as NFV World Congress, IoT World, and Container World, as well as providing analysis for media outlets
ARM is taking a strong position on IoT security by enabling digital trust in the IoT ecosystem with the contribution of a set of threat models, security analyses, and hardware and firmware architecture specifications called the Platform Sec...
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Worldwide Communications Processor Forecast, 2018–2022

May 2018 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43829718

by: Abhi Dugar

This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the communications processor market from 2018 to 2022."Following the megamergers over the past two years, large-scale M&A and consolidation continued in 2017," said Abhi Dugar, research d...
This IDC study presents four views into IDC's taxonomy for the embedded and intelligent systems markets:The internet system landscape view looks across the layout of the internet that shows the relationships among the interconnected system ...
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