International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced Leif Eriksen joins as Research Vice President, Future of Operations. In this role, Eriksen will spearhead IDC’s thought leading research on the transformation of operations through digital technology. With more than thirty years of relevant industry experience, including a leadership position at GE and research director roles at AMR Research and Gartner, Eriksen will offer keen insights and deliver compelling new research to help clients become digitally resilient and thrive in the face of unprecedented disruption.
Most recently, Eriksen founded The Industrial Data Hub to aggregate and contextualize the deluge of industrial data, making it more accessible and useful to clients. Throughout his accomplished career, Eriksen has served in a variety of leadership positions helping clients – big and small – manage change and understand the critical role of technology to support operational excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement. With valuable experience at AVEVA, Industry Insights, Zebra Technologies, and as an industry practitioner, Eriksen is well positioned to support IDC clients and deliver the analysis and insights needed for them to successfully navigate the journey of transforming their operations.
“We welcome Leif to the IDC community and look forward to his valued contributions to our market-leading research,” said Kevin Prouty, group vice president, Energy and Manufacturing Insights at IDC. “Digital resiliency and accelerated innovation are foundational to thriving in a rapidly changing world. Leif’s wealth of experience and deep industry insights will be instrumental in helping clients successfully transition to the next normal.”
About IDC’s Future of Operations Practice
IDC’s Future of Operations research practice helps organizations build resilient decision-making with the core goal of unifying operational data streams with data from the rest of the enterprise. New converged IT/OT organizations, which IDC refers to as Digital Engineering (DE), will facilitate the transformation to Industry 4.0 and ensure that data and systems are available to support resilient decision making.
To learn more about all nine of IDC’s Future of X research practices, please visit https://www.idc.com/FoX
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading tech media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the IDC Blog for industry news and insights: http://bit.ly/IDCBlog_Subscribe.