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Rima Ruhman

Research Manager, IT Services IDC MEA

Rima Ruhman manages IDC's IT services syndicated research practice for the MEA region. She leads a team of analysts who track trends in IT services within the MEA market from various market perspectives and provides those findings to clients in the form of yearly country reports and competitive studies.


Ruhman lived and worked in the Washington DC Metropolitan area for over 16 years before relocating to the UAE in 2011. Prior to joining IDC, she worked for several leading federal contractors in the Washington DC area, including Computer Sciences Corporation and Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC. She has extensive experience in business and IT strategy, technical writing and editing, proposal development, training, and change management.


Ruhman holds a degree in information technology management as well as a Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) certificate from George Mason University.  She also has a bachelor of arts in English literature and a minor in Middle Eastern languages and cultures from the University of Virginia.


Ruhman also has two U.S. patents filed for epaper-related technological innovations.