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International Data Group Research Director, Computer Vision AI Software in Needham, Massachusetts

IDC is seeking an innovative Research Director to join its Artificial Intelligence (AI) market research and advisory group. The Research Director will be responsible for leading one of the workstreams of IDC's worldwide Computer Vision AI Software market research service. Artificial Intelligence is a major market research initiative for IDC and customer interest in this exciting subject area has created an opportunity to add a senior member to the team.

This is a highly visible position that requires the candidate to develop cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative research for IDC's exceptionally diverse base of clients. A successful candidate will seek to become a subject-matter expert on artificial intelligence software, and related technologies. In addition to the opportunity to join a highly successful and motivated research team, this position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to thrive in the industry's leading provider of market intelligence, delivering expert solutions to major suppliers of cutting-edge technology solutions.

Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future!

Come join IDC, the most respected global technology market research firm. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success. IDC was recognized by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) as the 2020 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges.

The successful candidate will have prior experience or knowledge in one or more technology areas critical to artificial intelligence software including machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, speech/voice analytics, natural language processing, AI development frameworks and tools. The candidate must demonstrate thought leadership in this space and be able to communicate the importance of new ideas and trends to clients' senior management.Publish and present innovative, insightful, and actionable research: this includes writing well-researched and concise reports, generating forecasts, and presenting findings to vendors

  • Participate in survey design and analysis: working in cooperation with IDC’s primary researchers to develop, execute and publish relevant enterprise survey data.

  • Participate in consulting and custom research.

  • Present at client and industry events.

  • Help with marketing activities to raise visibility of IDC with regards to Artificial Intelligence in general and Artificial Intelligence Software in particular.

  • Support sales by conducting business development.

  • Act effectively as a client advisor to both technology suppliers and technology buyers.

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA a plus

  • 10+ years of previous market research experience or in a related industry

  • Ability to provide actionable advice to executive-level management in both written and verbal forms

  • Ability to advise clients both strategically and tactically

  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Strong collaboration skills

  • A passion for working in an entrepreneurial environment

  • Strong Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Location will be Needham MA or approved US location

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.

About IDC: International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

ID: 2021-2157

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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