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

Jean Philippe Bouchard Jean Philippe Bouchard

Vice-President, Data & Analytics | International Data Corporation (IDC)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Leads the Data & Analytics research group at IDC Canada


Jean Philippe (JP) Bouchard is Vice-President, Data & Analytics at IDC 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.





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Areas of Expertise (6)

Canadian AR/VR Market


Mobile Phones


Forecasting & Modeling

Strategic Marketing

Associated IDC Services (4)

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


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  


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  


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  


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


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  


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


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


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  


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  


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


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



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


IDC  online


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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