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Frank Gens

International Data Corporation (IDC)
Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst
Frank Gens, Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst at International Data Corporation (IDC) has been a tech industry thought leader for over 30 years in the IT research and advisory services business. In his current role, Mr. Gens guides IDC's research into broad IT industry trends, particularly the digital transformation of Global 2000 businesses and the industries in which they compete. In his career, he has developed IDC global methodologies and taxonomies, launched and led IDC's research of Internet and Cloud adoption, and developed IDC's "3rd Platform" scenario predicting the next 10 years of IT. Mr. Gens authors IDC's IT Industry FutureScape, the company's annual predictions of major changes in the tech market and is the keynote speaker at IDC's annual Directions conferences in the U.S. and many other countries. Mr. Gens is a member of IDC's worldwide management team, a lead developer of IDC's global research architecture, and a co-chair of IDC's Research Quality Board.

Mr. Gens speaks frequently to CIOs, other enterprise executives and IT vendor executives at forums around the world, most recently in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the U.S. He regularly participates in strategic consulting engagements - often around Cloud and 3rd Platform trends - for senior executives in global IT vendor and IT buyer organizations. Prior to IDC, Mr. Gens held management positions at International Data Group (IDG), AMR Research and The Yankee Group.