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Kevin Prouty

Group Vice President, Energy and Manufacturing Insights

Kevin Prouty is Group Vice President for IDC Energy and Manufacturing Insights. He is responsible for managing a group of analysts that provide research-based advisory and consulting services that will enable energy executives in oil and gas and utilities to maximize the business value of their technology investments and minimize technology risk through accurate planning. Kevin's research specialties are Utilities, Manufacturing, Enterprise Applications, and Product Innovation research. 


Before joining IDC he was SVP of Research at Aberdeen Group. He also spent over five years as Sr. Director of Manufacturing and Energy Solutions at Motorola and was the resident expert on technology’s role in continuous improvement. Prior to Motorola, he was Research Director for Manufacturing and Automotive at AMR Research and Gartner, where he spent a cumulative six years. Leading up to his research role, Kevin spent over 15 years as both a user and system integrator of operations software. Twelve of those years was as a plant manager and project manager at a global manufacturer, managing a large workforce and business that produced tooling for automotive and industrial companies. He was responsible for all automation of the facility and energy plant, including integration of automated process and information systems into all aspects of the business. In addition, Kevin helped lead the re -engineering team that implemented ERP and shop floor systems throughout the company. Kevin also managed the building, start up, and initial operation of a plant in China from 1992 to 1993.


  • Boston University – B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Lagman-Prouty Foundation (10+ years) – Provides operational support for packing books and school supplies that are distributed to poor communities in Asia.


GE Acquires ServiceMax to Expand Connected Services

Nov 2016 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS41952316

by: Heather Ashton,  Kevin Prouty

On November 14, 2016, General Electric (GE) announced an agreement to acquire field service management company ServiceMax for $915 million. ServiceMax will become part of GE Digital, the software group inside GE that also owns GE Predix, th...
IDC TechBrief: Asset Performance Management

May 2018 - IDC TechBrief - Doc # US43766918

by: Kevin ProutyReid Paquin

This IDC TechBrief describes asset performance management (APM) and its impact on how operational companies manage their assets. The objective of an APM system is to collect data from operations, maintenance, vendors, markets, and other ext...
Industry View on Uptake and APT APM

May 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43785018

by: Kevin ProutyReid Paquin

This IDC Perspective discusses how the Uptake acquisition of APT gives Uptake a quick entry into the utility space as well as access to APT's utility-centric asset reliability libraries."The acquisition has the potential to upend the APM ma...
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