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Erik Berggren

Vice President of Research, Cloud Strategies

Erik Berggren is Vice President of Research with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP) and the CIO Agenda Program. His research focuses on the strategic and financial challenges that confront clients as they determine their cloud transition strategies. The growing strategic relevance of digital as a determining factor for how companies compete, the fast evolution of new technologies coupled with the operational complexities to manage IT in a cloud world is at the core of his research agenda. Specifically, the agenda is formed on helping executives develop their cloud transition strategy. Mr. Berggren is also overseeing the Talent Management research agenda.

Erik has published research and addressed executives and business leaders around the world. He has worked in various executive positions such as CFO and COO in startups to $25Bn companies. He has managed hyper growth, pivots, and turnarounds with direct responsibility to build development centers, IT operations, deploying private clouds and managing overall IT and company operations including capital strategies. He is an active angel investor in the tech space with experience as a board member and strategic advisor to technology startups.


  • M.S. in business administration from Uppsala University in Sweden
  • International finance at the MBA program at K.U. Leuven, Belgium
  • Frequent speaker at various conferences around the world
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