Elena Semenovskaia
Research Director, Software, IDC Russia & CIS

Ms Semenovskaya has had over 12 years of varied work experience in IT industry in Canada and Russia. For the last eleven years she worked as a senior research manager at the independent international analytical company IDC. Ms Semenovskaya is responsible for the Russian IT market research and represented her company at the local and international levels. Ms Semenovskaya’s strong problem solving and leadership skills have allowed her to create and manage dynamic teams of IT market analysts with a strong commitment to project deadlines.

Ms Semenovskaya’s extensive background in IT, solid engineering education, and excellent communication skills have enabled her to successfully perform the analysis of different segments of IT markets as well as deliver results to clients in the form of presentations and analytical documents. She has authored more than 30 analytical reports and a few White Papers. As well, Elena has relied on her deep market knowledge to support marketing activities within companies and contributed to the development of key messages and analytical content for major events at IDC .

She has been invited as a key-note speaker to share her expertise on the Russian IT industry at numerous internal and external events organized by leading software vendors (e.g., Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, CA, Novell, etc.). As well, she has frequently delivered an analytical perspective at press conferences and worked closely with IT industry and business press such as Forbes, Vedomosti, Moscow Times, CNews, Kommersant etc.