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Cathy Huang

Senior Research Manager, Services and Cloud Research Group, IDC Asia/Pacific

Cathy Huang is a Senior Research Manager for IDC’s Asia/Pacific Cloud and Services Research Group as well as a leading analyst for Asia/Pacific Security Services. Cathy draws on her extensive industry experience and domain expertise across a broad range of ICT segments, such as security, application networking, cloud, and managed services, which have been developed from extensive research and consulting work across Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ), especially within the Greater China area. Based in Singapore, Ms. Huang manages the services research practice within the group for APEJ and is responsible for research and custom projects relating to security services, IT services opportunities, business consulting and BPO in the region. In addition, her role extends beyond timely research content delivery as she also collaborates extensively with country analysts to provide input on topics relating to security, IT services, and software-defined infrastructure. From research to IDC's customized go-to-market services (GMS), Ms. Huang and her team provide independent, insightful market intelligence services to meet the diverse needs of today's dynamic client requirements.

Prior to joining IDC, Ms. Huang specialized in tracking and analyzing market trends and developments across a multitude of security technologies and services. She was involved in a number of high-value advisory services, such as channel and market penetration strategies for Taiwanese and South Korean security vendors. She also helped emerging security vendors in defining their branding and marketing strategies for AP. In addition, she has also led research efforts in emerging areas, such as software-defined networks and application performance management.


  • Master in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Studies and Administration (first-class honors) from the City University of Hong Kong
  • Often quoted by leading publications and media such as the Business Times (Singapore), BBC Asia, ZDNet Asia, CIO Magazine, MIS Australia, and others


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This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an overview of the state of IT services in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) for the year 2017. This presentation includes the market definition, vendor landscape, and buyer perspectives and...
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Cloud services, Services


Asia Pacific