Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

As country manager for IDC Saudi Arabia, Mr. Hamza Naqshbandi is responsible for the leadership and overall strategy of IDC in Saudi Arabia. He oversees IDC's portfolio of research, consulting, and conference activities in Saudi Arabia. Previously, as IDC’s principal analyst for Saudi Arabia, he spearheaded the entire spectrum of IDC’s syndicated research, custom consulting, and advisory services in hardware, enterprise software, IT and cloud services, and telecommunications services in the kingdom. Prior to that, he was responsible for the leadership and general management of IDC’s IT services research, advisory, and consulting practice in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region, where he led a team of regional research analysts and managed the delivery of custom and syndicated research activities.

Hamza is widely quoted in the local and global media as a thought leader for emerging technologies, digital transformation, and nationwide ICT strategies. He is a regular keynote presenter at ICT forums, events, and roadshows across the region and has led numerous executive workshops and roundtable discussions.

Naqshbandi has more than 16 years of experience across sectors including information technology, oil & gas, investment research, and financial services. Prior to rejoining IDC, he was the CTO for a leading Saudi IT services company.