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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.

Building the Enterprise Digital Platform

Feb 2018 - Event Proceeding - Doc # DR2018_T2_BP

by: Robert Parker

These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.One of the impediments to digital progress at enterprises is the implementation of a comprehensive digital platfor...
AWS re:Invent 2017: Implications for Retailers

Feb 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43520518

by: Robert EastmanFrank GensRobert Parker

This IDC Perspective discusses Amazon Web Services' (AWS) re:Invent 2017 event. This cloud computing event attracted 43,000 attendees, up significantly from last year, and sent attendees home with much to talk about. AWS delivered over 80 a...
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