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.
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 (7)
Canadian AR/VR Market
Forecasting & Modeling
Future of Work
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
Universite de Montreal: Masters, Applied Econometrics and Labor Economics 2000
Media Appearances (12)
A charger that works in all new smartphones? EU pushes Apple to use same technology as rivals
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.
Build Manufacturing Collaboration with Interactive Ink
Manufacturing Technologies Insights
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.
IDC talks 5G Canadian network plans and consumer use cases
Channel Daily News
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.
Ultra-thin, flexible OLEDs illuminate a new era of lighting
Globe & Mail online
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.
Apple's iPhone announcement lacked the element of surprise — here's why that probably doesn't matter
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.
Worldwide Tablet Market Forecast to Rebound in 2018 as Detachables Gain Traction in Both Mature and Emerging Markets
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.
Low-Cost Detachables and Slates in the Lead as Tablet Market Slump Persists in the Third Quarter, According to IDC
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.
IDC: Windows tablet market share on a path to growth
Computer Dealer News
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.
Tablet Market Grinds to a Halt, Smartwatch Sales Shrink
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.
Worldwide Tablet Market Expected to Rebound in 2018 as Windows Opens Doors for Growth and iPads Come Out of a Slump, According to IDC
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.
Tablets Set to Return to Growth in 2018 Driven by Emergence of Detachables and Ongoing Need for Slates, According to IDC
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.
IDC PERSPECTIVES PODCAST: Episode 1
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.
Event Appearances (6)
Canadian Predictions for FoW, Connectedness & Customers
IDC Canada Predictions 2021: Digital Priorities for the Future Enterprise Webcast
Future of Digital Workforce in Canada
IDC Connections 2020: Future Enterprise Strategies Virtual Event
General Session Presentation & Panel Discussion: AR/VR & Enterprise Use Cases
ET Canada Exchange Quebec
Future of Work: Framework and Predictions
Future of Work Wine Tasting Mixer Toronto
5G: The Next Wave of Wireless
IDC Directions 2019 Canada Toronto
AR/VR & Ambient Computing: Charting the Impact on Business
IDC Directions 2017 Canada Toronto
Canadian Consumers Profiled — Ecosystems Preferences, Part 2: Connected Home DevicesIDC Canada
Manish Nargas, Jean Philippe Bouchard
This IDC Market Presentation is a descriptive analysis of the current state of the market of consumer connected home devices such as home automation, home security, and personal health devices. It presents findings from IDC Canada's end-of-year 2020 Consumer Survey focusing on Canadian consumer behaviours and preferences toward connected home devices by the four major consumer ecosystem profiles prevalent in Canada. The presentation showcases the nuances/differences in behaviour and preferences on account of the various ecosystems of devices primarily used by the Canadian consumers. This IDC Market Presentation is the second document in a series that uncovers how Canadian consumer behaviours may vary on account of the consumer's ecosystem of currently owned primary (mature) devices — namely, smartphones*, laptops, tablets, and desktops (see Canadian Consumers Profiled — Ecosystems Preferences, Part 1: Mature Consumer Devices, IDC #CA47051821, March 2021).
Canadian Consumers Profiled — Ecosystems Preferences, Part 1: Mature Consumer DevicesIDC Canada
Manish Nargas, Jean Philippe Bouchard
This IDC Market Presentation presents findings from IDC Canada's recent end of year 2020 consumer survey with a new lens shining down on consumer ecosystem preferences. IDC Canada profiled the Canadian consumers on the basis of their reported primarily used brand of hardware/associated OS of (mature) consumer devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops, tablets, and desktops) to create four unique "ecosystem profiles." It focuses on highlighting the current Canadian consumer landscape by various ecosystem profiles and the nuances/differences by demographics of each of these consumer ecosystem profiles. The document is useful for market intelligence roles, product managers, and product marketers who seek to, among other things, understand Canadian consumer behaviours and to identify market opportunities and threats. The following insights can be used by vendors, carriers, and technology buyers to better understand these users and better target and design products and solutions for them. Note that this presentation serves as an introduction/reference document to a new consumer profiling and as such is the first of a series of documents that provides insight into buyer behaviours for various consumer services, devices, and overall spend toward technology. Additional insight is provided through comparisons by age demographic, where relevant and more in-depth data segmentation is available on request.
The Consumer Augmented and Virtual Reality: 2020 Canadian Consumer Survey FindingsIDC Canada
Jean Philippe Bouchard, Shahd ElAshri
This IDC Market Presentation presents findings from IDC Canada's most recent consumer surveys at the end of 2020, focusing on the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market in Canada. The showcased data presents the overall size of Canadian wearables market opportunity in the short term, and it also 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.
IDC Canada Predictions 2021: Digital Priorities for the Future EnterpriseIDC Canada
Lars Goransson, Tony Olvet, Jean Philippe Bouchard
This IDC Market Presentation explores IDC Canada's ICT predictions for 2021 and was originally presented as a Web Conference on December 8, 2020. As business and IT leaders look ahead to 2021, IDC expects that technology will play an increasingly critical role in the post-pandemic economy. IDC Canada research leaders Lars Goransson, Tony Olvet, and Jean Philippe Bouchard unveiled 10 key technology trends during IDC Canada's annual technology industry predictions webcast, examining the leading priorities of the future enterprise in 2021. The predictions are tied to each of IDC's 9 "Future of X" agenda items plus one additional overall prediction on digital transformation spending in Canada.
Apple 2020 Fall Launches (Smartphones and Smart Speakers) - A Canadian TakeIDC Canada
Manish Nargas, Shahd ElAshri, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Steve Yang
On October 13th, at the Apple "Hi, Speed" Event (the 2nd installment of Apple's fall 2020 product launches); Apple finally made its much-awaited Smartphone announcements bringing refresh design aesthetics and new product innovations, while managing to introduce 5G connectivity across its new lineup. Additionally, a long overdue breath of fresh air was injected into the Apple's smart speaker portfolio after a three-year hiatus with the introduction of the new HomePod Mini.
Google 2020 Fall Event - A Canadian TakeIDC Canada
Manish Nargas, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Steve Yang, Shahd ElAshri
On September 30th 2020, at their "Launch Night In" event - Google announced new smartphones and smart home devices that look to help the search giant drive market penetration – while the smart home devices look to solidify their market position, the new smartphones seem to be a Hail Mary pass to try to win over the Canadian market which is currently dominated by Apple and Samsung.
Apple 2020 Fall launches - A Canadian TakeIDC Canada
Jean Philippe Bouchard, Manish Nargas, Shahd ElAshri
IDC Link: On September 15th 2020, Apple hosted its annual fall event, aptly named “Time Flies” this year. While historically this event is best known for the announcement of the newest Apple iPhone hardware, this year its focus was just on their new Apple Watch and Apple iPad offerings. Along with the new wearables and tablets, Apple announced a new fitness-focused subscription service offering called "Apple Fitness+" and aggressively priced pre-bundled options for its range of services called "Apple One".
Canadian Consumer Devices Survey, 2020 Results: PCs and TabletsIDC Canada
Jean Philippe Bouchard, Manish Nargas, Shahd ElAshri
This IDC Survey presents the findings from IDC Canada's recent consumer survey focusing primarily on consumer PCs (such as laptops and desktops) and tablets. The showcased data highlights consumer interest, ownership, usage, preferences, and future potential for purchase of such devices. Further, the document outlines data on brands, purchase channels, and device behaviour for Canadian consumers. Additional insight is provided through added demographic comparisons where relevant. Note: This year's consumer survey was in field during the peak of COVID-19 restrictions in Canada in June 2020. 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 such wearable devices. Additional detail and data available beyond the chosen views are available via request.
The Future of Work is NowIDC Canada Blog
Jean Philippe Bouchard, Evan Hardie
Discover Canadian organizations' priorities and what's next for their workforce with IDC's Jean Philippe Bouchard and Evan Hardie
IDC's Worldwide Future Enterprise Use Case Taxonomy, 2020: Future of WorkIDC
Amy Loomis, Ph.D., Giulia Carosella, Holly Muscolino, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Kazuko Ichikawa, Lisa Rowan, Phil Hochmuth, Simon Piff, Wayne Kurtzman
This IDC study provides IDC's future enterprise use cases as it seeks to support business strategy and success. This taxonomy is organized into eight strategic priorities that serve to define how IT organizations around the globe should structure their work transformation efforts over the next three to five years. This study also provides a guide to the IT organization's work transformation journey as it aligns itself with the needs of the business during an especially turbulent time such that individual projects and use cases can align with an enterprise's long-term objectives.
Future of Work — The Next Normal in CanadaIDC Canada
Evan Hardie, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Megha Kumar
This IDC Market Presentation focuses on how Canadian organizations are preparing to "return to work," amid a global health crisis. Will the "hybrid" operating model become the working model of the future? This Market Presentation provides insights into how Canadian organizations handled the outbreak, how technologies were deployed, what they focused on when reopening their offices, what percentage of employees will work remotely ongoing, and what the next normal looks like. COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation adoption in Canada. Projects and new technology implementation that were possibly many years away, happened in a few short months. Work Culture (talent acquisition, development, and retention) was top of mind in 2019, while in June 2020, Work Space (connectivity, digital assistance, content and collaboration, and smart facilities) became the leading Future of Work dimension in Canada.
COVID-19 Impact: 2020 Canadian WearablesIDC Canada
Manish Nargas, Shahd ElAshri, Jean Philippe Bouchard
This IDC Market Note presents the effect of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions on the wearables market, discusses the negative impact on the wearables shipment level, and presents new use case opportunities that have arisen on account of the pandemic.
COVID-19 Impact: 2020 Canadian Smartphone MarketIDC Canada
Steve Yang, Shahd ElAshri, JP Bouchard
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.
The Future of Work in Canada Survey: Work Culture Insights, 2019IDC Canada
Evan Hardie, Jean Philippe Bouchard
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.
Talent as Competitive Advantage: Enabling the Future of WorkIDC
Amy Loomis, Shannon Kalvar, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Holly Muscolino, Lisa Rowan, Marianne Kolding, Simon Piff, Kazuko Ichikawa, Evan Hardie
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."
The Realities of Virtual and Augmented Reality: 2019 Canadian Consumer Survey FindingsIDC Canada
Shahd ElAshri, Jean Philippe Bouchard, Manish Nargas
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.
Rogers Next-Gen 5G Network Launched in Canada — What Now?IDC Canada
Jean Philippe Bouchard, Manish Nargas, Steve Yang
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.
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Work 2020 Predictions — Canada ImplicationsIDC Canada
Evan Hardie, Jean Philippe Bouchard
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.