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Chief Analyst, IT Ecosystem & Operations
Roy’s key areas of research include cloud computing, cloud-native technologies, IT strategy, IT operational management, and data center technologies. He also advises on quantum computing, automation, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and workspaces. Roy uses his extensive experience combined with Omdia’s surveys and market data to understand how technologies will add benefit to businesses.
He works in the enterprise team and has over 40 years’ experience in the IT sector working for a variety of consultancy and end-user companies with experience in defense, utilities, automotive, retail, and fast-moving consumer goods industries. He joined Butler Group as a senior analyst in January 2004. Roy has worked on many major report projects, white papers, and primary research. He also delivers keynote speeches globally. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in electronic engineering and telecommunications, an MBA, and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET) that holds the registered status of a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Principal Analyst , AI Vertical Applications
Keith covers artificial intelligence and advanced computing technologies, with a focus on the use of machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and machine reasoning within the enterprise market. He also covers emerging and advanced technology, including high-performance computing technology and quantum computing.
Keith joined Omdia (formerly Tractica) in 2016, having previously contributed research and analysis for ABI Research, Navigant Research, and Freedonia Group, as well as his own firm, 4K Research & Consulting, LLC. Based in New York, Keith began his career as a financial and technology journalist in 1995 and has written for a wide variety of national and trade publications, including Investment Dealers’ Digest, Red Herring, BusinessWeek, Communications of the ACM, and Mobile Computing & Communications. Kirkpatrick is a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). He holds a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.
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