Jen Thomson is an IDC research director with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Jen provides insights on the investment strategies and decisions of European enterprises around application development and deployment. 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 leads the European DevOps & Opensource Practice, and provides customers with a view of DevOps enterprise maturity and strategies towards Enterprise scale DevOps. 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, digital assurance strategies; 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).