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Shiv Putcha is the Founder and Principal Analyst at Mandala Insights, an independent analyst firm that offers insights, opinions and research on the network and emerging technologies that will drive the next billion digital opportunities in Asia. Shiv is also an Adjunct Research Director with IDC Asia-Pacific’s Telecom & IOT Practice. Prior to founding Mandala, Shiv covered the telecommunications industry in Asia-Pacific for IDC and Ovum, along with stints at the Yankee Group, Qualcomm and LogicaCMG while based in the United States.
Most recently, while at IDC, Shiv was responsible for driving IDC’s research and thought leadership on consumer mobility trends and Telco strategies across the Asia/Pacific region. He also had additional responsibility as the Telecom Practice Lead for Asia-Pacific in 2016-17 and managed a team of analysts across key Asian markets and coverage areas.
Shiv is a frequent speaker at conferences and client engagements. He is also often invited to present his opinions on news media – CNBC, ET NOW, BBC as well as regularly quoted in print media.
Shiv holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a BA (Honors) in Economics from Delhi University.