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Research Director, Retail Technology Strategies Job at International Data Corp, Inc. in Needham, MA

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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. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company.
The Research Director will lead the IDC Worldwide Retail “Contactless by Design” Technology Strategies program focusing on best practice, trends, market conditions, business concerns, and vendor offerings to provide authoritative advice on investment, life-cycle management, and use of technologies that power modern IT foundations and engagement. Specific attention is given to the drivers, benefits, processes, uses cases, and best practices related to: Cloud / Edge, Networking, Security, 5G, Payments, AR/VR, Computer Vision, IoT and POS. The focus will be on helping retailers spot and prioritize opportunities, save time, minimize cost, and mitigate risk, while also helping technology vendors develop and market products and services that meet market needs.

The Research Director is responsible to:

Grow the IDC Worldwide Retail “Contactless by Design” Technology Strategies research program through thought leadership and business development
Assure that the research requirements of the programs are met
Support client inquiry related to research reports and topics pertinent to research
Coordinate the IDC Worldwide Retail “Contactless by Design” Technology Strategies research with other regions
Contribute research and thought leadership to consulting projects
Collaborate with IDC colleagues on Cloud, Blockchain, IoT, Robotics, AR, AI and ML

Bachelor’s degree or higher in disciplines involving technology, business and/or retail strategy
Minimum of 10 years working with or developing technology; or technology related research in or for the retail industry
Intellectual curiosity and a desire to influence retail technology buying decisions and the research and strategic product development and marketing needs of clients
Ability to quickly synthesize data from various sources – interviews, surveys, secondary research and alternative IDC research
Excellent oral communication skills
Excellent writing skills
Facility with the use of MS Excel and PowerPoint
Travel between 20-30%(Post Covid)
We will consider remote US candidates with the appropriate experience

About IDC: 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. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

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Company: International Data Corp, Inc.

Company Location:  Needham, MA

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