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Akash Balachandran

Research Analyst


Akash Balachandran is responsible for IDC's quarterly hardcopy peripherals trackers and half-yearly consumables trackers, and for analyzing and forecasting key hardcopy peripherals and consumables trends for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as custom research in related markets.

Prior to joining IDC, he worked for Despec in the UAE. He was in charge of purchasing and procurement for HP consumables in the UAE, while managing the introduction of DJI drones to the UAE and neighboring markets.

He studied electrical and computer engineering in the United States, and he speaks English and Hindi, with a working knowledge of Malayalam.


Sign and Graphic Imaging Middle East Exhibition, 2018

Feb 2018 - Market Note - Doc # CEMA43548518

by: Akash Balachandran

This IDC Market Note analyzes and details the SGI Middle East exhibition that took place on January 14–16, 2018 in Dubai, UAE. The event featured exhibits by several hundred companies related to digital signage, retail signage, digital prin...
This IDC Technology Segment study provides hardcopy peripherals market data in Saudi Arabia for volume (units), value ($M), and share (%) for the 2012–2016 period. It also presents in-depth and up-to-date profiles of the top-performing vend...
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