Framingham, Massachusetts based market research firm IDC (International Data Corporation) has appointed Vasant Rao as its managing director for IDC India and South Asia.
Rao will be based out of IDC’s Bengaluru office and will report to Eva Au, MD, IDC Asia Pacific.
He has held various leadership roles during his 10-year stint at information technology consulting firm Cognizant across analytics, data science and visualisation domains.
Most recently, Vasant was leading the company’s banking and financial services delivery for the North America artificial intelligence and analytics business unit.
“In the current era of digital transformation, IDC is often looked upon as the advisor of choice for both, the technology vendors and technology buyers. I look forward to working with the highly motivated and capable teams here at IDC to deliver value to our customers,” said Rao.
Prior to Cognizant, Rao also worked with companies like business and financial research service provider Adventity Global Services, financial solutions and service company Vazirio Consulting, and Amsterdam headquartered bank ABN AMRO Bank.
IDC is a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC India has offices in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.