- Research Director – Worldwide Blockchain Strategies
Bill Fearnley is responsible for leading IDC’s worldwide blockchain strategies with a focus on blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and smart contracts. He developed the “IDC Four Forces in Distributed Ledger Technology” market model and has collaborated with IDC Insights colleagues on blockchain solutions in Energy, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retail. Bill’s research also includes advanced analytics and Big Data solutions to improve business operations, compliance programs and supply chains.
Previously, Bill was a Research Director for IDC Financial Insights responsible for big data, analytics and blockchain with a focus on compliance, fraud, cyber, and risk management. Prior to IDC, Bill was an industry analyst at Celent and a sell side financial equity analyst at Janney Capital Markets and FTN Equity Capital. Bill holds an MBA and B.S. in marketing from Babson College.