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IDC Welcomes Rajeev Agarwal to CIO Agenda Team



  IDC Welcomes Rajeev Agarwal to CIO Agenda Team

 New Research Vice President brings over 20 years of experience and expertise
   on vendor management and business management of IT practices to support
                           clients’ evolving needs

Business Wire

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- November 12, 2013

Today, International Data Corporation (IDC) welcomes Rajeev Agarwal as a new
Research Vice President, supporting the CIO Agenda and Technology
Professional's program. In this new role, Agarwal's research will focus on
strategic planning and transformation, vendor management, globalization and
workforce optimization, governance and metrics, process improvement and
automation, and communications, across multiple industries. With more than 20
years of experience, Agarwal brings a wealth of knowledge and practical
insights to the team for the benefit of the program's growing customer base.

Previously, Agarwal worked at State Street Corporation as Senior
Vice-President, Information Technology, where he institutionalized
globalization, drove the project management office (PMO), led the roll-out of
the bank's LEAN program, and launched a critical-to-quality (CTQ) metrics
program. The globalization program saved $300M - $400M in workforce expenses
over the last ten years. As the Director of Commercial Banking at TowerGroup,
he conducted research on strategic implementation of technology and advised
financial institutions on commercial banking technology. Earlier, at
BankBoston, Agarwal served as Senior Manager, Financial Records and Control.
He has also held management positions in Finance and Operations at Sun
Microsystems, Tandem Computers, and Intel Corporation.

According to Joseph Pucciarelli, Vice President and IT Executive Advisor, "An
astonishing 67.1% of IT spending by enterprise-class organizations is with
external services providers, software and equipment companies, making vendor
management practices a foundational organizational competency. As an
experienced practitioner, Mr. Agarwal further expands IDC's ability to support
clients as they reskill their teams to optimize this changing IT operating
model."

Agarwal holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton Business School and an M.S. in Civil
Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the
University of Pennsylvania.

For additional information or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact
Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com. Reports are
available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing
reports, contact insights@idc.com; reporters should email
sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of IT
market intelligence and advisory services. IDC helps IT professionals,
business executives, and the investment community to 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 49 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. For more information, please visit www.idc.com.

Contact:

IDC
Mary Conroy, 508-988-6964
Director of Marketing
mconroy@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Public Relations
sarah@attunecommunications.com
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