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03 Nov 2015

Former Celent Analyst Joins IDC Financial Insights to Spearhead Big Data & Analytics Research

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 3, 2015IDC Financial Insights today announced the appointment of Bill Fearnley Jr. to Research Director, responsible for Big Data and analytics with an emphasis on compliance, fraud and risk management. With more than 25 years of experience in technologies including mobile computing, cloud/SaaS, enterprise storage, Big Data and analytics solutions, Fearnley has a unique combination of technology and financial services experience. Most recently, he served as an industry analyst at Celent covering analytics, Big Data, cloud and mobile strategy and technologies for capital markets and wealth management firms and technology providers. Follow him on Twitter at billfearnleyjr .

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Prior to his work at Celent, Fearnley spent more than eight years as a sell side financial equity analyst covering PC and Enterprise Hardware for Janney Capital Markets and FTN Equity Capital. His coverage and proprietary survey work included technologies such as mobile computing, servers and enterprise storage, virtualization and cloud computing. With a Masters of Business Administration from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, Bill is active in the Big Data and Analytics Meetup community in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has been a panel moderator on analytics in Financial Services.

Fearnley will contribute to the FinTech blogs in the IDC Financial Insights Community. To view his posts, please visit here .

&uot;Bill brings a depth of industry experience around 3rd Platform technologies critical to supporting financial institutions during this time of digital transformation,&uot; said Jerry Silva , Research Director, IDC Financial Insights. &uot;Our clients will benefit from his valuable research and insights on big data and analytics to fuel effective technology decisions.&uot;

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Bill Fearnley,Jr., please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or . Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact ; reporters should email .

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