Served as Director of Strategy and Planning for the Printing and Personal systems group
IDC India has named Mahalingam Balaji to the post of Research Director, effective immediately. Mahalingam Balaji joins IDC from Hewlett-Packard India, where he was Director of Strategy and Planning for the Printing and Personal systems group.
Balaji brings over 21 years of IT Industry experience to IDC India, which has been gained while he was based in India and Singapore. He is an IT Industry veteran with deep experience in Printing, PC, Servers , Services, Enterprise and Commercial Channels and various other domains.
Commenting on his appointment, Balaji stated, “After spending two decades in various leadership roles in the vendor community, my decision to join IDC India was catalysed by their clear vision for building the best-in-class research and advisory firm in the country, the organisation’s customer centric approach and their innovative solutions for customers. I am looking to leverage my experience to enable the team to develop new and innovative solutions and serve our customer needs’ even better.”
IDC India is strengthening its leadership team at an opportune time with it planning significant product expansions in City Level Quantitative Research Tracker programmes, Cloud Services and SMB and Channels focused research announced the press release. Since establishing its wholly owned subsidiary in 2011, the firm has made significant strides and has a large footprint in India: 3 offices and 32 analysts and consultants serve its clients through research and advisory services.
Venu Reddy, the incumbent, has moved into a new role within IDC and is now managing the global IDC Center of Excellence based out of Bangalore in the role of a General Manager. In his new role, he is leading teams which serve various strategic business units of IDC. He continues to also support the IDC India business episodically.