Mike Jennett

Research VP, IT Executive Program
IDC Research

As Vice-President of Mobility Strategies research for IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP), Mike Jennett brings 20 years of business and technology experience with a combination of Fortune 50 companies and dynamic startups to a practice which helps organizations leverage mobility to create a business and technology strategy enabled by 3rd Platform technologies. He supports clients through research, consulting, training, and speaking engagements.

In his previous position with Hewlett-Packard, Mike led the Enterprise Mobility transformation. He was responsible for all aspects of the development, deployment and integration of HP IT’s mobile applications and infrastructure on a worldwide basis including evangelizing HP developments and products and shaping the overall go-to-market strategy as part of the cross business leadership team. Prior to his focus on HP's Mobility transformation, Mike led strategy for HP IT and managed integration for many of HP's mergers and acquisitions. His thirteen-year tenure at HP includes leadership roles in mobility, web and enterprise applications, and emerging technologies.
 
Prior to joining HP, Mike served as COO of Spotlight Studios, an award-winning Internet development firm to both venture funded startups and Fortune 500 companies.
 
Mike graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA with a bachelor's degree in English Literature and has authored two books on web technologies.