Roy IllsleyChief Analyst at Omdia
He has over thirty-three years of IT experience, working for a variety of consultancy and end-user companies with experience in the defence, utilities, automotive, retail, and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industries. He works in the Infrastructure Solutions team and is recognised as Ovum’s expert on Cloud, Virtualisation, and Management. He also has experience of Data Centre technologies, Quantum Computing, IT Service Management, and covers IT Strategy and Policy.
He joined Ovum in January 2006, he has worked on many major report projects recently including; Cloud computing Ovum Decision Matrixes(ODM), Container Management Platforms, Hybrid- and Multi-Cloud Management ODM, Data Protection for the Cloud Era ODM, AIOPs Maturity Model, and IT Strategy and Architecture. In addition to the reports he has produced white papers and carried out primary research for leading global organisations. He has delivered keynotes speeches at Strategy Briefings, Strategy Forums, and Webinars. He is also the lead analyst in delivering Virtualisation and Cloud Computing Master Classes, and has presented at external trade events all over the world on a wide range of topics.
He has significant experience of supply chain, transportation, manufacturing, data warehousing, and financial systems. He has worked on a number of major projects including; preparing the business case to replace an organisation’s manufacturing and supply chain systems, appointed the supply chain and manufacturing lead IT analyst for a proposed UK£2.9 billion company merger, IT architect of a major RFID project, and IT project manager for a major new financial reporting and business change initiative.
He has a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications, a MBA, and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET) holding the registered status of a Chartered Engineer (CEng).