Program Vice President for Mobility & Telecom research at IDC
Stephen Drake is the Program Vice President for Mobility & Telecom research at IDC. In this position, he has responsibility for the Mobile Enterprise, Mobile SMB, Mobile Device coverage, IP Communication Services and also contributes to IDC's Unified Communication research. As part of the Mobile Enterprise coverage, Mr. Drake heads up market intelligence on mobile software technologies for the enterprise and mobile operators including mobile middleware, mobile enterprise applications, mobile device management, mobile security, mobile operating environments, mobile application development markets and mobile user trends. As part of the mobile enterprise coverage, Mr. Drake is responsible for mobile device and mobile operators delivery of solutions into the enterprise and looks at key mobile software, device and mobile operator trends and strategies for the small and medium business markets. He also leads IDC's mobile device research that tracks key mobile device technology and trends, heads up key IP Communication Services offerings, and contributes critical mobile research as part of a cross-group Unified Communication program at IDC.
Mr. Drake has more than 10 years experience as an analyst and during his tenure at IDC has served across multiple areas including its Communications research team, Software, Mobility and Telecom groups. Prior to joining IDC in 1997, Mr. Drake was a research associate with Giga Information Group (subsequently acquired by Forrester Research) where he conducted primary and secondary research on a wide array of IT topics in the end-user community, including business process reengineering and network computing.
Mr. Drake authored the Foreword to the book, Wireless Data For The Enterprise: Making Sense of Wireless Business. He has presented on a variety of mobile industry trends at major trade shows and is quoted in major financial and industry news journals, such as The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Forbes, Fortune, C/Net News, Reuters, Network World, Computerworld, Infoworld and InformationWeek.
Mr. Drake holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Arts degree in Political Communications from Emerson College in Boston, MA.