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Ali Zaidi

Ali Zaidi

Research Director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services, IDC

Ali Zaidi is a Research Director for IDC's WW Project-Based Services research. In this role, Mr. Zaidi is responsible for executing field research, and custom research projects for IDC's IT Consulting and System Integration research program. In addition to leading IDC's WW and U.S. Services research on IT Consulting, Systems Integration services research, Mr Zaidi also leads IDC’s WW Project based Business Analytics/Big Data services research. In his research, he focuses on both traditional as well as emerging services topics such as Digital Transformation, Enterprise Mobility, Cloud, Social Business, Analytics/Big Data/Cognitive services.

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Zaidi worked as a research analyst at Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR), where he authored syndicated reports published on various sections of the IT industry including professional services and hardware. The reports included in-depth analysis of high tech firms in terms of company financials, go-to-market strategies, acquisition and partner strategies, customer and vertical market strategies, and corporate business models. In addition, Mr. Zaidi developed financial models, evaluated business models, provided financial analysis and market intelligence for custom research projects on the IT professional services industry.

Prior to joining the market research field, Mr. Zaidi worked as a software engineer at Avaya Inc.

Mr. Zaidi holds an MBA with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Project Management from Northeastern University. He also holds a Master's in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University, with a concentration in Software Design and Network Security.


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