Jen Thomson is an IDC senior research director with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Jen leads the Accelerated App Delivery Practice for IDC in Europe and provides insights on the investment strategies and decisions of European enterprises as they transition to modern application architectures. Her research explores the new rules for apps dev and deploy in a digital economy; and how this impacts enterprise IT organizational structures, culture, processes, tools and skill sets. Additionally her research looks to uncover end-user strategies, investment priorities and KPIs to enable cloud first, DevOps and agile solution delivery.
Jen’s research explores enterprise maturity and strategies towards Enterprise Scale DevOps providing organizations with advice on how to create a game plan for success. Jen is also an active member of the Digital Transformation, and Cognitive / AI practices with a special research focus on: DevOps for Digital, Agile business transformation, the role of analytics and AI in DevOps.
Thomson has been responsible for the execution of a broad range of consulting and advisory projects. As IDC's European expert on application development and deployment strategies, Thomson is an experienced public speaker and regularly presents at conferences and IDC partner and end-user events.
Before joining IDC, Thomson spent three years with Compaq Computer EMEA as a senior research analyst. Thomson has a bachelor's degree in international business with German from Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom) and Pforzheim Fachhochschule (Germany).