Robert Eastman Joins IDC Energy Insights to Spearhead Utilities IT Strategies Practice

Framingham, MA – January 21, 2014 – IDC Energy Insights today announced industry veteran, Robert Eastman, has joined the team as a Research Manager for the Utilities IT Strategies practice.  In this role, Robert will be responsible for research on the application of information technology in the context of the utility business. His research will cover topics such as IT budget and strategy, analytics architecture related to customer, operations and trading, penetration and use cases for cloud, mobility, big data and analytics and social business in utilities, and the services landscape. 

Most recently, Robert was a senior analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, a Canadian-based analyst firm, and Calyptus Consulting, where he  was a consultant to public sector and government-regulated clients. He also co-founded SMB Research, a technology analyst firm serving the small-to-medium business (SMB), mid-sized, and enterprise business sectors. Previously, Robert spent 12 years at AMR Research (now Gartner).

“Robert has a rich history of advising clients on a range of technology, enterprise software and business process areas, and has worked with clients through hundreds of software and technology assessments,” said Jill Feblowitz, Vice President, IDC Energy Insights. “His previous work with private and public sector Fortune100 to Fortune1000 clients in the utility industry make him an ideal addition to our team. Our clients will greatly benefit from Robert’s wealth of knowledge and experience and we look forward to his contributions to our research offering.”

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