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Jean Philippe Bouchard - International Data Corporation (IDC). Toronto, ON, CA

Jean Philippe Bouchard Jean Philippe Bouchard

Vice-President, Future of Work and Mobility Research | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Leads the Future of Work & Mobility research group at IDC Canada

Biography

Jean Philippe (JP) Bouchard is Vice-President, Future of Work and Mobility Research, Canada. In this role, JP is responsible for leading the team of analysts delivering Continuous Intelligence Services, Trackers and custom research in the Future of Work and Mobility group, by providing insights on how technology is changing work culture, the workspace, and the workforce itself in Canada. JP’s team also provides insights on mobile phones, PCs, tablets, hard copy peripherals, 3D printing, wearables, AR-VR and consumer services.

Prior to this role, JP was the Research Director for the Worldwide Tablets program at IDC. JP has spent the past twenty years working in the mobile and personal computing fields, with experiences at carrier, vendor and industry analyst levels. His areas of expertise include modeling and market forecasting, distribution channels, mobile device and platforms, go to market strategies, strategic marketing and product management. Bilingual and media trained, Jean Philippe holds a master's degree in Applied Econometrics and Labor Economics from Universite de Montreal, Canada.

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Jean Philippe Bouchard est Vice-président de la recherche sur le futur du travail et la mobilité. Son équipe d'analystes couvre la publication de Trackers, de recherche en continue et de projets spécifiques dans les secteurs de la mobilité et de la transformation du milieu de travail, que ce soit au niveau culturel ou purement technologique. Son équipe est également en charge de la publication de données de marché pour les PCs, tablettes, téléphones intelligents, imprimantes, technologies prêt-à-porter, réalité virtuelle et augmentée et des services grand public.

Jean Philippe amène plus de 20 ans d'expertises sur le marché de la mobilité avec des expériences de travail pour les fournisseurs de réseaux sans-fils et des équipementiers de téléphone intelligent, au Canada, en France et au Royaume-Uni. Son expérience couvre la modélisation et le dimensionnement de marché, l'analyse stratégique qualitative et quantitative, les stratégies de mise en marché et l'intelligence concurrentiel.

Bilingue et formé aux relations avec les médias, Jean Philippe est titulaire d'une Maîtrise en économétrie et économie du travail de l'Université de Montreal et d'un Master en politiques économiques de l'Université d'Auvergne en France.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Future of Work

Strategic Marketing

Forecasting & Modeling

Wearables

Mobile Phones

Tablets

Spotlight

Media

Publications:

Documents:

Videos:

JP's ExpertFile Video JPvideoConsumer5G AR/VR and Enterprise Use Cases: IDC Canada - ET Canada Exchange

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Associated IDC Services (5)

  • Quarterly Augmented & Virtual Reality Headset Tracker - Canada Region
  • Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker - Canada Region
  • Canada: Future of Work
  • Canadian Mobile Consumer and Connected Life
  • Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker - Canada Region

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Education (1)

Universite de Montreal: Masters, Applied Econometrics and Labor Economics 2000

Languages (2)

  • French
  • English

Media Appearances (12)

A charger that works in all new smartphones? EU pushes Apple to use same technology as rivals

CBC News  

2020-01-31

A move by European lawmakers could force Apple to ditch its Lightning cable worldwide.

Jean Philippe Bouchard, a vice-president at the communications and technology analysis firm IDC Canada, said Apple is "not the type of hardware manufacturer that will design a specific device just for a market." He noted several slight variations of the iPhone exist for different countries, but mainly to adjust for locally used frequency bands.

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Build Manufacturing Collaboration with Interactive Ink

Manufacturing Technologies Insights  

2019-09-03

IDC has been reporting the gradual decline of consumer interest in tablets and is now backing the premise that the 2-1 detachables will enjoy the device market growth for the foreseeable future. This represents a shift from tablets being used solely for media consumption since detachables provide a potent means for content creation in the enterprise, too.

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IDC talks 5G Canadian network plans and consumer use cases

Channel Daily News  

2019-04-26

5G will bring higher data rate for high fidelity multimedia content. Consuming more high-quality media could drive up the appetite for higher data caps, and maybe even unlimited data. Pricing plans are still muddy, but 5G will undoubtedly require a new cost model.

Jean Phillipe Bouchard, IDC’s vice-president of mobility and consumer research, says that educating 5G’s benefits to consumers is a tricky business. While 5G will enable richer VR and AR content, they’ll likely be integrated into other products and solutions that will be released later down the road.

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Ultra-thin, flexible OLEDs illuminate a new era of lighting

Globe & Mail  online

2018-10-13

This year, OTI Lumionics, a Toronto-based startup, showed it could embed wafer-thin OLED lights in the cover of a magazine. Soon, it could be a feature of any surface or bendable screen. JP provides some comments on the new technology.

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Apple's iPhone announcement lacked the element of surprise — here's why that probably doesn't matter

Financial Post  

2017-09-19

CUPERTINO, Calif. — The surprising thing about Apple’s big announcement of three new iPhones and other devices last week is that there ended up being, well, few surprises.

While the venue itself — the Steve Jobs Theater inside the swanky new Apple Park headquarters — was impressive and full of its own “wow” moments, very little of what was actually presented on stage was unexpected, in part because of a series of hardware leaks leading up to the event.

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Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast to Rebound in 2018 as Detachables Gain Traction in Both Mature and Emerging Markets

IDC  online

2016-12-01

Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline by 12% in 2016, rounding out the year at 182.3 million shipments, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. IDC expects the market to rebound in 2018 though growth will remain in the low single digits as detachable tablets slowly gain traction.

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Low-Cost Detachables and Slates in the Lead as Tablet Market Slump Persists in the Third Quarter, According to IDC

IDC  online

2016-10-31

The worldwide tablet market continued its slump as vendors shipped 43 million units in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), a year-over-year decline of 14.7%, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. In contrast to the annual decline, 3Q16 shipments were up 9.8% over the second quarter of 2016 as the larger vendors prepared for the holiday quarter.

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IDC: Windows tablet market share on a path to growth

Computer Dealer News  

2016-08-30

The future is looking bright for Windows-based tablets and the channel partners who deal in them. According to IDC’s “Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Tracker,” Microsoft’s mobile operating system is bouncing back in a big way and is kicking off a growth spurt.

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Tablet Market Grinds to a Halt, Smartwatch Sales Shrink

Tech Vibes  

2016-08-02

Worldwide tablet shipments reached 38.7 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, which means growth continues to decline: the market receded 12.3% year over year.

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Worldwide Tablet Market Expected to Rebound in 2018 as Windows Opens Doors for Growth and iPads Come Out of a Slump, According to IDC

IDC  online

2016-08-30

The decline of the worldwide tablet market is set to continue for the remainder of 2016 as year-over-year growth reaches an all-time low of -11.5% and shipments of 183.4 million units, according to forecast data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Positive growth is set to return in 2018 and continue through 2020 with shipments reaching 194.2 million tablets as detachable tablets continue to steal share from traditional PCs.

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Tablets Set to Return to Growth in 2018 Driven by Emergence of Detachables and Ongoing Need for Slates, According to IDC

IDC  

2016-06-02

Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline for the second straight year in 2016, dropping 9.6% compared to 2015 volumes, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker forecast. The tablet market in totality has seen its peak and will face down years in 2016 and 2017, followed by a slight rebound in 2018 and beyond driven by detachable tablet growth. Right now the detachable category only accounts for 16% of the market and IDC expects it to reach 31% in 2020.

Tablets Set to Return to Growth in 2018 Driven by Emergence of Detachables and Ongoing Need for Slates, According to IDC

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IDC PERSPECTIVES PODCAST: Episode 1

IDC  online

2015-03-05

In this episode Tom Mainelli chats with Ryan Reith and Jean Philippe Bouchard about some of the key announcements at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. Topics include new phones from Samsung, HTC, and Microsoft and notable new tablets from Sony, Lenovo, and Huawei. The three conclude with a discussion about IDC's latest smartphone forecast and a bit about the process behind IDC's numbers.

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Event Appearances (4)

General Session Presentation & Panel Discussion: AR/VR & Enterprise Use Cases

ET Canada Exchange  Quebec

2019-11-06

Future of Work: Framework and Predictions

Future of Work Wine Tasting Mixer  Toronto

2019-10-17

5G: The Next Wave of Wireless

IDC Directions 2019 Canada  Toronto

2019-05-02

AR/VR & Ambient Computing: Charting the Impact on Business

IDC Directions 2017 Canada  Toronto

2017-03-28

Reports (11)

COVID-19 Impact: 2020 Canadian Smartphone Market IDC Canada

Steve Yang, Shahd ElAshri, JP Bouchard

2020-06-30

This IDC Market Note presents the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Canadian smartphone market, discusses the outcome of launching new models in the current economic situation, and provides IDC's COVID-19 forecast of the market.

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The Future of Work in Canada Survey: Work Culture Insights, 2019 IDC Canada

Evan Hardie, Jean Philippe Bouchard

2020-04-23

This IDC Survey presentation includes data from IDC's Canadian Future of Work Survey, October 2019. It explores the types of workplace transformation activities Canadian organizations are undertaking and what are their next steps. This document is focused on work culture, and it is the first in a series focused on each of the three pillars of the future of work (work culture, workforce, and workspace). Respondents are from a broad range of industries and company sizes, and it was conducted across 300 knowledge workers focused on workplace transformation from IT, HR, and line of business in Canada.

"Work culture is the primary focus of Canadian organizations, especially small businesses, as talent acquisition, development, and retention are top of mind," said Evan Hardie, research director, Future of Work and Imaging research, IDC Canada.

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Talent as Competitive Advantage: Enabling the Future of Work IDC

Amy Loomis, Shannon Kalvar, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Holly Muscolino, Lisa Rowan, Marianne Kolding, Simon Piff, Kazuko Ichikawa, Evan Hardie

2020-04-09

This IDC Perspective, in addition to exploring talent limitations and new talent sourcing models, examines how to rethink the talent equation. In an era when business needs and technical skills are evolving more rapidly than ever, job roles are also shifting, causing organizations to seek new ways to attract and develop top talent. Our dynamic business climate requires new approaches for sourcing and developing both technical and leadership expertise. IDC's Future of Work Survey indicates that there are broad challenges to finding limited available talent across the globe. Technology leaders are turning talent limitations into competitive advantage by focusing on employee experiences that in turn drive stronger client engagement. They continuously explore the boundaries and opportunities for human-machine collaboration and establish intelligent digital work environments to improve business outcomes. These efforts encompass an evolution from hierarchical to empathic leadership, fostering a culture of innovation-based growth that drives competitive advantage.

"To succeed, organizations must take a holistic approach that fosters evolving human-machine collaboration and development of agile work culture and intelligent digital work environments," said Amy Loomis, IDC research director, Future of Work. "This approach will require new modes of working and empathetic leadership to realize top talent as the most valued and valuable source of competitive advantage."

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The Realities of Virtual and Augmented Reality: 2019 Canadian Consumer Survey Findings IDC Canada

Shahd ElAshri, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Manish Nargas

2020-03-18

This IDC Market Presentation presents findings from IDC Canada's recent consumer surveys focusing on the augmented and virtual reality market in Canada. The showcased data presents the overall size of Canadian wearables market opportunity in the short term and highlights consumer interest, ownership, and usage, along with consumer uptake based on AR and VR applicable activities and use case preferences. Additional insight is provided through additional demographic comparisons where relevant.

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Rogers Next-Gen 5G Network Launched in Canada — What Now? IDC Canada

Jean Philippe Bouchard, Manish Nargas, Steve Yang

2020-02-28

This IDC Market Note provides IDC's point of view with regard to the recent Rogers 5G network launch announcement on January 15, 2020, and subsequent 5G-enabled smartphone hardware launch. This document discusses the implications of this milestone launch on the Canadian market in terms of competitive landscape, new device availability, and end-user benefits.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Work 2020 Predictions — Canada Implications IDC Canada

Evan Hardie, Jean Philippe Bouchard

2020-01-21

This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation discusses the Canadian regionalization of IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Work 2020 Predictions (IDC #US44752319, October 2019). This document provides background on each of the 10 worldwide predictions with a detailed Canadian perspective on the timeline and cost/complexity. Also included are IT impact statements and guidance to help companies begin to shift the work model to encourage human-machine collaboration, enable new skills and worker experiences, and support an environment unbounded by time or physical space.

"Not only will the types of work change in Canada, but there will be a fundamental change in who — or what — will be performing the tasks. Canadian companies are well positioned to take advantage of new technologies and work experiences as well as changing customer requirements," says Evan Hardie, research director, Future of Work and Imaging research, IDC Canada.

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Microsoft Surface – Beyond Just Hardware: A Canadian Perspective IDC Canada

Manish Nargas, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Tim Brunt, Steve Yang

2019-10-10

At its October 2nd 2019 Surface Event, Microsoft announced a slew of new devices, running on silicon from multiple chipset providers and varying operating systems. From a Canadian market perspective, the new devices should help Microsoft grow its shares of the portables and detachables markets, but the value, and intent, of the event should be recognized beyond a pure hardware tour de force. The launches should be seen as a demonstration that Microsoft is definitely ready to deliver its own suite of product and services across a wider range of devices and (still) undefined uses cases.

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Canadian Consumer Devices 2019 Survey Results: PCs and Tablets IDC Canada

Manish Nargas, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Tim Brunt, Steve Yang

2019-09-26

This IDC Survey document presents findings from IDC Canada's recent consumer surveys focusing on mature hardware categories, specifically PCs (laptops and desktops) and tablets. The showcased data highlights consumer interest, ownership, usage, preferences, and future potential for purchase of mature devices. Further, the document also outlines data on brands, purchase channels, and the key top of mind devices for Canadian consumers. Additional insight is provided through additional demographic comparisons where relevant.

The data presented in this survey is useful for market intelligence roles, product managers, and product marketers that seek to understand the buyer behaviour of Canadian consumers for mature hardware devices.

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Apple Launches 2019 Portfolio of Products and Services – A Canadian Take IDC Canada

Jean Philippe Bouchard, Steve Yang, Manish Nargas

2019-09-24

On September 10th, Apple held its “by innovation only” event in Cupertino. Apple unveiled the latest iterations of their wearables, tablets and smartphone portfolio, as well as to give more details on its content subscription service.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility 2019 Predictions IDC

Phil Hochmuth, Bryan Bassett, Jean Philippe Bouchard, John Delaney, Jason Leigh, Denise Lund, Angela Salmeron, James Wester, Steve Yang

2018-10-30

This IDC study for the 2019 mobility market provides our global team's view on some of the key topics we expect to affect businesses over the next few years. Some of the topics we raise in this year's IDC FutureScape are:
- Business-transforming services based on emerging 5G network features
- Artificial intelligence (AI) seeping into all aspects of mobile device functions
- Heightened mobile security awareness
- Integration of mobility deeper into fabric of society: homes, personal finance, and identity
- New as-a-service models for the delivery of mobile technology.

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Canadian Consumer Devices 2018 Survey Results: PCs and Tablets IDC Canada

Manish Nargas, Tim Brunt, Jean Philippe Bouchard

2018-10-05

This IDC Survey document presents findings from IDC Canada's recent consumer surveys focusing on mature hardware categories, specifically PCs (laptops and desktops) and tablets. The showcased data highlights consumer interest, ownership, usage, preferences, and future potential for purchase of mature devices. Further, the document also outlines data on brands, purchase channels, and the key top of mind devices for Canadian consumers. Additional insight is provided through additional demographic comparisons where relevant.

The data presented in this survey is useful for market intelligence roles, product managers, and product marketers that seek to understand the buyer behaviour of Canadian consumers for mature hardware devices.

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