Socio-economic Certainties and Change for the Future Internet:
The workshop will take place in Brussels on June 20, 2012, right before the Digital Agenda Assembly. Participation is open and free-of-charge. Take the opportunity and register on-line.
Stephen Minton is a Vice President and analyst at IDC covering global ICT markets. He manages IDC’s industry-standard Worldwide Black Book research, which tracks ICT spending in 54 countries. In this role, he co-ordinates IDC’s global IT spending research and analysis, helping IT organisations around the world with their planning, resource allocation and competitive analysis initiatives. Additionally, he is responsible for the IDC Information Society Index, which benchmarks countries according to IT and Internet socio-economic impact and penetration.
Stephen is the author of papers which focus on globalisation and the spread of technology into emerging markets, and is a regular speaker at major international events and conferences on the subject of macro-level ICT trends. In 2002, he addressed the United Nations in New York, speaking to UN ambassadors on the subject of the Information Society. He is regularly quoted for his views on ICT market trends by major media publications, and has featured on CNBC and Bloomberg television.
Stephen previously worked with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in a marketing role. Originally from Hartlepool in the North of England, he graduated from the University of Salford in 1995. He has also worked in the field of consumer market research with Millward Brown International. He moved from IDC’s UK office to the United States in 2001, where he spent ten years in Massachusetts before returning to the UK in 2011. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Hartlepool, England.