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Chief Analyst




Spencer joined Ovum in September 2016. Prior to Ovum, he has led IDC’s European CxO advisory practice and headed up their European retail group over the past 5 years. Before joining IDC, Spencer worked at several large international end-user organizations, both directly and indirectly, within CIO strategy and architecture functions developing and delivering IT strategies to bridge business demands and IT capability, creating and managing architecture teams, and establishing IT best practices.

Whilst working at Marks & Spencer he introduced enterprise architecture, IT harmonization, and cloud strategies. Prior to that, Spencer worked for three years at Microsoft providing strategic CxO advisory focused on business and IT engagement, building high performing IT functions, the identification of new technology trends for business objectives, and enterprise architecture across retail, financial, energy, and public sectors. Before Microsoft, Spencer spent over six years at BP as a global architecture manager among other roles.