Senior Research Manager - IT Services, Middle East & Africa, Turkey , IDC
Hamza Naqshbandi spearheads IDC's IT Services research, advisory, and consulting practice in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey (META) region. In this role he is responsible for the leadership and general management of IDC's IT Services program. He leads a team of regional research analysts and manages the delivery of custom and syndicated research activities relating to technology areas such as cloud computing, datacenters, managed and outsourced services, business continuity, and disaster recovery, among many others.
Naqshbandi is based out of IDC's Riyadh office and is a regular keynote presenter at ICT forums, events, and roadshows. He has led numerous executive workshops and roundtable discussions, and is widely quoted in the local, regional, and global media as a thought leader for emerging technologies within the region.
Naqshbandi has more than 12 years of multifunctional experience across various sectors, including information technology, oil and gas, investment research, and financial services. Prior to joining IDC, he was a leading figure within a large conglomerate in the Saudi energy sector, where he oversaw various business development, market research, and marketing functions.