Analysts

Mette Ahorlu

Mette Ahorlu

Research Director, Datacentre and Cloud Services

Research Coverage: Services

Mette Ahorlu is research director for IDC's European Services Group. She provides research and consulting services primarily to IT services vendors and investment banks.

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark Ahorlu is responsible for the European Services Overview program, which covers key topics such as the future of IT services, new service delivery models, implications of changing decision models in European organizations, consulting services, customer experience IT, and IT service vendor strategies and competitive positioning.

Jason Andersson

Program Director, IDC Nordic and EMEA Telecom & Networking Group

Research Coverage: Social networking, Unified communications and collaboration

Jason is responsible for IDC's Nordic Enterprise Communications and Collaboration research program. The program provides targeted research, market analysis, competitive analysis, case studies, end-user surveys, and related consulting across the UC and collaboration application areas. Jason also covers European unified communications (UC) with a focus on desktop UC, contact centers, social media, and Customer Experience.

Carla Arend

Program Director, IDC Nordic and EMEA Telecom & Networking Group

Research Coverage: Software

Carla Arend joined IDC in 2000 and is responsible for managing the European information management research service. Carla provides industry clients with key insight into market dynamics, vendor activities, and end-user trends in information management and storage software and services markets. She is also responsible for the Western European storage software data tracking product.

Philip Carter

Vice President, IT Research, IDC EMEA

Research Coverage: Software

Philip Carter is vice president for the European Software Group. He leads a team of analysts that cover the infrastructure, middleware, and applications software markets and is tasked with writing and presenting on broader enterprise software trends and the impact of emerging technology areas such as Big Data, cloud, mobility, and social as they relate to the European region.

Anders Elbak

Research Manager

Research Coverage: Servers, Personal computers, Mobile phone, Hardcopy peripherals

Anders Elbak joined IDC in 1997 and has been involved in projects covering most areas in the ICT industry, including hardware, software, IT Services and telecoms, giving him an invaluable insight in the overall trends and dynamics in the industry. He has been responsible for printer, phone, PC and server trackers in the Nordic countries as well as lead the consumer market research program.

Johan Hallberg

Research Manager

Research Coverage: Services

Johan Hallberg joined IDC in 2014 where he is responsible for IDC Nordic’s research in IT Services and Customer Experience as well as being part of the IDC EMEA Services Team. He has a passion for enterprise architecture, innovation and strategy for corporate customers. He has worked as a senior management consultant within ICT in the past ten years, drawing upon his former experiences as Global Product Manager at Ericsson Global Services Telecom Management, IT Analyst covering ICT market in the Nordics at Ovum, and Business Architect of B2B solutions for large enterprises.

Jonas Knudsen

Research Director, Health Insights, IDC EMEA

Research Coverage: Services

SigneJonas Hedegaard Knudsen is a research director within IDC Health Insights in EMEA. He is responsible for analyzing key trends related to IT strategies and spending in European healthcare organizations. He advises healthcare organizations and ICT vendors on planning and implementing effective digital health transformation initiatives to drive integrated and personalized care innovation.

Bo Lykkegaard

Associate Vice President, Software, European Region

Research Coverage: Software

Bo Lykkegaard joined IDC in 2002 and focuses on the composition and developments of the Western European applications software market, in particular ERP, CRM, HR, and payroll applications. Specific research areas include market analysis, competitive analysis, case studies, end-user surveys, and software market splits by vertical segments and company size segments.

Jesper Markmann

Senior Research Analyst

Research Coverage: Software

Jesper Markmann joined IDC in 2007 and is part of the IDC Tracker team and responsible for the vertical segmentation of the Western European software market. He maintains IDC's central data repository, ensuring it represents the best possible view of the Western European software market.

IDC Nordic Analysts