Omdia's global IT spend forecast for the telecoms industry covers six technology segments—infrastructure, applications, IT services, consulting, communications, and internal. The forecast is for the period 2019–24, spanning four regions, eight subregions, and 20 countries.
The Analyst Team
Principal Analyst, Telco IT & Operations
As part of the Omdia service provider transformation team, Adaora Okeleke covers the service provider operations and information technology service with a specific interest in intelligent operations and the customer experience. Adaora researches artificial intelligence (AI), automation, analytics, and big data for telco networks and supporting operations.
Adaora produced a series on using AI to improve network operations, as well as a decision matrix on network analytics tools used by telcos. Before joining Omdia in 2013, was an RF planning and optimization engineer for Motorola and as a quality assurance officer for the software company Socketworks. Adaora holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master of Science from Imperial College London.
Kris Szaniawski is the practice leader for Omdia's Telecoms Operations and IT team, heading research into the changes in service provider operating models and vendor strategy.
He specializes in OSS/BSS, CEM, data analytics, cloud and digital transformation, and vendor services with a specific focus on telco IT and operational support systems.
Kris leads a team of analysts who provide guidance and support to service providers and vendors in an environment characterized by rapid technology and business change.
With more than 20 years' experience in the telecoms industry, Kris has also worked for Informa's Telecoms and Media team and the Financial Times Group.
Naga Sukumar Gattu
Naga Sukumar Gattu is an Analyst, supporting the IT market models team and primarily deals with data modeling and forecasting, market sizing of IT spending, and tracking industry trends. His research helps to understand the adoption of digital transformation technologies and provides insights for IT budgets, investment priorities, and market growth.
Sukumar specializes in IT spending, budget prediction, and market forecasting. His research includes market sizing, trend analysis, forecasting, vendor analysis, and rankings for the technology spending market. Sukumar also supports database management of premium tools and the primary research and consulting projects of Omdia. Before joining Omdia, formerly Ovum, in 2013, he worked as an associate analyst at GlobalData, where he worked in market research and business intelligence. Sukumar holds a master’s degree in business administration, specializing in marketing and finance, from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Kakatiya University in Telangana, India.
Arunasree is a Senior Analyst at Omdia and works primarily on models and data tools for the IT industry. She provides analyses and forecasts for the software and IT services industry. She supports the ICT Sales Prospector, Spend Predictors, Banking Predictors, and the Enterprise Spend and Staffing Metrics data tools.
Previously, Arunasree has provided strategic industry analyses and authored several reports identifying key market trends, competitor dynamics, regulations, and innovations. Arunasree holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in sciences from Osmania University.
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