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Directions 2018 Boston/MA Team

Steven D’Alfonso

Research Director

Adam Wright

Senior Research Analyst, Internet of Things: Consumer

Adelaide O'Brien

Research Director, Government Digital Transformation Strategies

Al Gillen

Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source

Alan S. Louie, Ph.D.

Research Director, Life Sciences

Alan Webber

Research Director, Digital Strategy & Customer Experience

Alison Close

Research Manager, Finance and Accounting, BPaaS, and Analytics Services

Ali Zaidi

Research Director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services

Alison Brooks, Ph.D.

Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies, Public Safety

Allison Correia

Senior Research Analyst, Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions

Amita Potnis

Research Manager

Amy Lind

Research Manager, Broadband, Enterprise Voice & IP Communications Services, and Unified Communications

Andrew Smith

Sr. Research Analyst, Storage Software

Anthony Scarsella

Research Manager, Mobile Phones

Ashish Nadkarni

Program Vice President, Computing Platforms, Worldwide Infrastructure

Bill Fearnley

Research Director - Worldwide Blockchain Strategies

Bill Keyworth

Vice President of Research, IT Operational Excellence

Robert Parker

Group Vice President

Brad Casemore

Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks

Brian E. Clarke

Group Vice President, Pricing Evaluation and Sourcing Advisory Services

Bryan Bassett

Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Mobility

Carrie MacGillivray

Group Vice President, Internet of Things & Mobility

Carrie Solinger

Sr. Research Analyst, Cognitive Systems and Content Analytics Research

Chad Huston

Research Manager, Worldwide Services

Chandana Gopal

Research Manager, Business Analytics

Christina Richmond

Program Director, Worldwide Security Services

Curtis Price

Program Vice President, Infrastructure Services

Cushing Anderson

Program Vice President, Business Consulting and IT Education

Dan Vesset

Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management

David Reinsel

Sr. Vice President, Mobility, Security, Consumer, Semiconductors, Telecom, Client Computing and Imaging/Print/Document Solutions

David Schubmehl

Research Director, Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems

David Tapper

Program Vice President, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services

Deepak Mohan

Research Director, Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Denise Lund

Research Director

Eric Burgener

Research Vice President, Storage

Eric Newmark

Program Vice President, Cloud, SaaS and Industry Cloud

Eric Sheppard

Research Vice President, Server and Storage Infrastructure

Frank Gens

Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst

Ghassan Abdo

Research VP, WW Telecom Cloud, & Virtualization Services

Greg Girard

Program Director, Worldwide Omni-Channel Retail Analytics Strategies

Holly Muscolino

Research Vice President, Content Technologies and Document Workflow

Jason Cunliffe

Vice President, Custom Solutions Content Marketing & Sales Enablement Services

Jennifer Cooke

Research Director, Datacenter Trends and Strategies

John Jackson

Research Vice President, Mobile & Connected Platforms

John Santagate

Research Director, Service Robots

John Villali

Research Director, Energy Insights

Jordan Jewell

Senior Research Analyst, Digital Commerce and Enterprise Applications

Karen Massey

Research Manager, Consumer Banking

Karsten Weide

Program Vice President, Media & Entertainment

Kathleen Schaub

Program Vice President, CMO Advisory & Customer Experience

Keith Kmetz

Program Vice President, Imaging, Printing & Document Solutions

Kevin Permenter

Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Applications

Kimberly Knickle

Research Vice President

Kuba Stolarski

Research Director, Computing Platforms

Kyle Lagunas

Research Manager

Larry Carvalho

Research Director, Platform as a Service

Lynne Dunbrack

Research Vice President

Marc DeCastro

Research Director, Consumer Banking

Mark Zannoni

Research Director

Mary Wardley

Program Vice President, Loyalty and Customer Care

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise, Datacenter, Cloud Infrastructure and Developers

Matthew Marden

Research Director, Business Value Strategy Practice

Maureen Fleming

Program Vice President, Integration and Process Automation

Melinda-Carol Ballou

Research Director, Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies

Michelle Bailey

GVP/GM and Research Fellow Datacenter and Cloud

Mickey North Rizza

Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce

Mutaz Shegewi

Research Director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies

Nancy Selig

Research Vice President, IDC’s Interactive Platform Services, Worldwide Custom Solutions

Peter Marston

Research Director, Application Development, Testing, and Management Services

Peter Rutten

Research Manager, Server Solutions

Phil Goodwin

Research Director, Storage Systems and Software

Ramon T. Llamas

Research Director, Mobile Devices and AR/VR

Randy Perry

Vice President, Business Value Strategy Practice

Rasmus Andsbjerg

Program Director, WW Software and Public Cloud Services Trackers

Raymond Boggs

Program Vice President, Small and Medium Business Research

Rebecca Segal

Group Vice President, Worldwide Services

Ricardo Villate

Group VP Latin America

Rich Costello

Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C)

Richard L. Villars

Research Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud

Ritu Jyoti

Research Director, Storage

Rob Brothers

Program Vice President, Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services

Robert Palmer

Research Director, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions

Robert Westervelt

Research Director, Security Products

Ruthbea Yesner

Vice President, Government Insights and Smart Cities

Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director, Digital Transformation Strategies

Shawn P. McCarthy

Research Director

Stacy Crook

Research Director, Internet of Things

Stephen Elliot

Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps

Stewart Bond

Research Director

Susan G. Middleton

Research Director, Technology Financing Strategies

Terry Frazier

Research Director, Content Technologies and Document Workflow

Tim Grieser

Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software

Wayne Kurtzman

Research Director

William Stofega

Program Director, Mobile Device Technology and Trends

Joseph C. Pucciarelli

Group Vice President & IT Executive Advisor

Carl W. Olofson

Research Vice President, Data Management Software

Michael Townsend

Research Manager, Life Science Business System Strategies

Mark Thomason

Research Director

Ryan Reith

Program Vice President, Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers

Gary Chen

Research Manager, Software Defined Compute

New Research

Digital Commerce Marketplaces in the Age of the 3rd Platform

Feb 2018 - Event Proceeding - Doc # DR2018_LAL1_MNR_JJ

by: Mickey North RizzaJordan Jewell

These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.Digital commerce marketplaces are creating new commerce experiences for B2C, B2B, B2B2C, and C2C business models. ...
These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.In this session, Kimberly Knickle discusses the top IoT use cases that are gaining ground in industries such as ma...
Next-Generation Networking for the Intelligent Edge

Feb 2018 - Event Proceeding - Doc # DR2018_T1_BC

by: Brad Casemore

These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.As the edge plays host to a growing array of new applications, the focus ultimately turns to edge networking, whic...
Snap's Rebound Calls Snapchat's Redesign into Question

Feb 2018 - Market Note - Doc # US43569118

by: John Jackson

This IDC Market Note analyzes the state of Snap Inc.'s improving performance over the past two quarters and the potential near-term impact on that performance of the redesigned Snapchat application. Snap has turned in two consecutive quarte...
Snap User Survey Analysis

Feb 2018 - IDC Survey - Doc # US43584418

by: John JacksonArchana Ramachandra

This IDC Survey focuses on Snapchat. IDC conducted a short online survey to identify what social media people use and what they like and dislike about certain social networks and messaging applications so the right kinds of changes and impr...
Enterprise Usage of Wearables on the Rise

Feb 2018 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US43579218

by: Ramon T. Llamas

This IDC Survey Spotlight compared data from two different surveys: IDC's 2016 Enterprises Device Survey and 2017 Enterprises Device Survey on the current state of wearables deployment within the enterprise."Within a year's time, we've seen...
IDC MeasureScape: Critical New KPIs for Unified Device Management

Feb 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43576917

by: Shannon Kalvar,  Bill KeyworthSuya Xiong

This IDC MeasureScape helps IT improve the development of "new" metrics for all types of client devices. The subsequent rise of disruptive trends such as the consumerization of IT, bring your own device (BYOD), choose your own device (CYOD)...
This IDC Presentation provides predictions for the top 10 trends impacting enterprise networking in 2018. The IDC Presentation is designed to provide clients with an update from IDC's networking infrastructure analysts on the key issues imp...
HP Inc. Enables Voice Activation for Printers

Feb 2018 - Market Note - Doc # US43565418

by: Allison Correia

This IDC Market Note gives a summary of HP Inc.'s January 31 announcement regarding voice command activation for the company's printers on Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, and Google Assistant and discusses its impact on the print industry....
On Feb 6, cybersecurity company Proofpoint acquired Wombat, a provider of cloud-based information security awareness and training software, for $225 million. The acquisition provides Proofpoint with new capabilities to protect against email...