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Kevin Prouty

VP Research, Energy Insights

Kevin Prouty is Vice President for IDC Energy Insights 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.


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IDC Insights at GE Minds + Machines 2017

Nov 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43243817

by: Kimberly KnickleKevin Prouty

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