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Robert Parker

Group Vice President

Bob Parker is responsible for the global research direction of four industry practices at IDC – Retail, Energy, Manufacturing, and Financial Services.  Additionally, Bob leads IDC's research on Digital Transformation, coordinating our research strategy in this area across all groups and regions.


Bob has been in the research domain for over 15 years; joining IDC over ten years ago after spending six years at AMR Research.  Prior to getting into research, Bob held several operational and IT management positions in Industry including serving as the CIO at Eastern Technologies, a defense contractor.


  • MBA from New Hampshire College with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support Systems.
  • BS with a dual Finance and Computer Science major from Rivier College.
  • Bob is a highly regarded speaker and is frequently quoted in industry and business media as a subject matter expert on industry technology investments.

Follow Bob on Twitter @RobertEParker.

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This IDC Perspective provides an overarching vision for the technology architecture that organizations need to strive toward to scale digital transformation (DX) initiatives across the enterprise. It will form the basis for a series of foll...
This IDC study discusses how asset-oriented value chains (chemicals, metals, and pulp/paper) are on a mission to digitally transform to develop a model for collaborative innovation.IDC's Group Vice President Bob Parker said, "Companies in t...
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