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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...
Transforming Production Optimization in Oil and Gas

Feb 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43584718

by: Kevin Prouty

This IDC Perspective discusses Baker Hughes, a GE company, and its development of a platform approach that combines components from the legacy Baker Hughes portfolio, the GE oil and gas portfolio, and an ecosystem of service and developer c...
This IDC Market Glance provides a glance at the current makeup of the upstream oil and gas operational technology landscape, illustrates some of the major players, and depicts the segments and structure of the market.
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