Euan Davis, Managing Director, European Research Practice

February 25, 2010 | Phil Fersht

Euan Davis

Euan Davis is Managing Director, European Research at HfS Research, where his prime focus is overseeing a leading-edge research agenda in the areas of services integration, IT services and Business Process Outsourcing.  He has a specific focus on the European region, in addition to having a global mandate.

Euan is globally-recognized as a long-standing expert in IT services and sourcing-related issues, bringing more than 14 years of analyst and consulting experience to HfS Research.

Based in London, he assumes responsibility for a broad range of sourcing and services governance topics, namely supporting clients develop their multisourcing/multiprovider strategies, recommending service provider selection and evaluation criteria, supporting clients through their outsourcing deal negotiations, and offering insight into the evolving ecosystem of services providers for IT service and BPO delivery.

He frequently advises executives into the dynamics surrounding the European marketplace and their impact on the sourcing role. Euan frequently keynotes events or assumes the role of session chairman at international conferences that focus on IT services, BPO and sourcing-related issues.

Prior to joining HfS, he was a Principal analyst for global IT research firm, Forrester Research, where he led the firm's coverage of IT services and BPO for the pan-Europe region.  He also served as Yankee Group's European IT services domain expert for two years, following a five-year spell at IT analyst IDC, where he was a research manager for IT services. There, he managed the research agenda, directed custom consulting projects, and wrote syndicated research papers covering all aspects of the European IT services industry. He has lived and worked extensively in Europe, including six months in Madrid setting up a Spanish IT services research practice — other relevant skills include Spanish language capability.

Euan has a B.A. degree from Portsmouth University and lives in Cambridge, UK.

In his spare time, Euan is a formidable skier and avid gardner.  He is father of Rosa and Oliver with his long-time partner Hannah.

Euan Davis can be reached at euan dot davis at hfsresearch.com.   He can also be found on twitter:  @euandavis

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