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15 Dec 2015

Veteran Industry Analyst & Former Motorola Executive to Lead IDC Energy Insights

Kevin Prouty joins as Vice President, Research

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., December 15, 2015 – IDC Energy Insights today announced it has hired industry veteran Kevin Prouty as Vice President of Research. With more than two decades of experience in the utilities and manufacturing industries, Prouty will lead the team in expanding IDC's library of global research to address the most pressing business and technology issues facing the utility and oil and gas industries today. As a former industry analyst, Kevin keenly understands the role of insightful, fact-based research in aiding today's executives in making the most strategic IT decisions to support success in the age of digital transformation. Follow Prouty on Twitter @ KevinProuty.

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Before joining IDC Energy Insights, Kevin was Senior Vice President of Research at Aberdeen Group. Previously, he spent more than five years as Senior 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. Leading up to his research role, Kevin spent more than 15 years as both a user and system integrator of operations software.

In his new role, Kevin will be 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.

"With a proven track record serving the utilities industry, Kevin is a natural fit for our organization," said Robert Parker , Group Vice President, IDC. "His thoughtful and practical insights will be of great value to our clients, who are working hard to better understand how to effectively leverage 3rd Platform technologies and successfully navigate their digital transformation. We welcome him to the team and look forward to his contributions to IDC Energy Insights."

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Kevin Prouty, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or .

About IDC Energy Insights

IDC Energy Insights assists energy businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the utility and oil and gas industries. International Data Corporation (IDC ) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG , the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit , email , or call 508-935-4400. Visit the IDC Energy Insights Community at .

Regions Covered

United States

Topics Covered

IT operations and implementation

Vertical Markets

Energy, Smart utilities