Vice President Research - IDC

Erik Berggren is Vice-President of Research with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP) and the CIO Agenda Program. His research focuses on the strategic and financial challenges that confront clients as they determine their cloud transition strategies. An established thought leader in business strategy and cloud technology, Erik has published research and addressed executives and business leaders around the world. He has worked in various executive positions such as CFO and COO in startups to $25Bn companies. He has managed hyper growth, pivots, and turnarounds with direct responsibility to build development centers, IT operations, deploying private clouds and managing overall IT and company operations including capital strategies. He is an active angel investor in the tech space with experience as a board member and strategic advisor to technology startups.

Mr. Berggren is a pioneer in leveraging real usage data from SaaS applications to provide strategic advice to companies. While at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, Mr. Berggren built a global research network with over 40 thought leaders. He has worked closely with academics to understand cloud computing and its impact on the economy and individual organizations. In the first decade of his career, Mr. Berggren worked as a management consultant in Europe and North America. The main focus of his consulting career was to help organizations leverage technology for growth and execution. He founded a research based consulting company with specific IP in measuring IT efficiency and effectiveness. He also worked with EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and Capgemini. Erik graduated with a M.S. in business administration from Uppsala University in Sweden and has studied international finance at the MBA program at K.U. Leuven, Belgium.