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Christopher Holmes

Managing Director - IDC Insights Asia Pacific

Chris Holmes is Managing Director for IDC Insights Asia/Pacific responsible for leading the Retail, Energy, Manufacturing, Health, Government, Telecommunications, and IT Spending groups. He is responsible for setting the direction of the research and managing the delivery teams. His research focuses on industry transformation, the application of new technologies to enhance business processes, and cross-industry learning.

Prior to joining IDC, Dr. Holmes worked at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). Here, he pioneered the use of technology road mapping across Singapore, working with start-ups to multinationals, to help companies match their business needs with technology. Before relocating to Singapore, he worked in the aerospace sector in the United Kingdom and focused on process efficiencies.


  • Currently teaches supply chain in a digitized network program as Adjunct Lecturer at Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific
  • Doctor of Engineering degree from Warwick University, United Kingdom completed while working for the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)
  • Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Glamorgan (currently University of South Wales), United Kingdom
  • Frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences

Follow Chris on Twitter @drchrisholmes.

Asia/Pacific Retail Trends Analysis

Aug 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # AP41817617

by: Christopher HolmesLouise Francis,  Mike Ghasemi

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