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Roy Illsley

Chief analyst, IT ecosystem and operations, Omdia

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 of 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).

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