Ryan Reith

Program Vice President, Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers | IDC
Ryan Reith

Presentation Abstract:

The on-going pandemic has cast some new light on the world of personal computers, tablets, and PC monitors. During this session we’ll explore how the global shift toward work-from-home, education-from-home, and overall more time at home (aka lockdowns) has created some unforeseen opportunities and resurgences within these device categories. Have a look at IDC’s latest device forecasts with a focus on who is winning and losing from a vendor perspective, potential shifts in form factors, and what the outlook is for consumer, commercial, and education demand.


Ryan Reith is the Program Vice President for IDC's Mobile Device Tracker suite, which includes mobile phones, tablets, wearables, and most recently AR/VR. His teams research focuses on the quantitative aspects of the mobile device industry, including market sizing, forecasting, vendor market share analysis, and technology trends. His current responsibilities include engaging with mobile device OEMs, supply chain, distributors, and the financial industry to discuss market trends and forward looking analysis.

Mr. Reith has an extensive background in mobility that started with IDC's Mobile Phone research team back in 2005. For the 5 years following his start with IDC he worked as Senior Analyst for IDC’s Mobile Phone Tracker research program, focusing on market sizing and forecasting for the mobile phone market. In 2010 he left IDC to join Palm (now HP) where he managed Competitive Intelligence as well as contributing to the product planning and marketing process for its Smartphone Product Marketing team.

Overall Mr. Reith brings years of experience analyzing device market trends, forecasting future technologies, and vendor analysis to the industry. The research programs he manages provide global insight into market opportunities and technology landscapes. Mr. Reith earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.