HFS Core Team
Chief Data Officer
Jamie Snowdon has primary responsibility for overseeing the development of HFS’ Quarterly Market Index, in addition to managing and developing the firm’s data-centric products and services. He works across the HFS analyst teams to define evolving services markets and create market size estimates and forecasts. He also manages HFS’ quantitative survey and benchmark data.
Jamie has over seventeen years experience in the IT and Business Services industry. In that time he has worked in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, consulting and as an industry analyst. Jamie’s analyst career has largely been spent conducting data analysis including market size/forecast models, quantitative/qualitative survey analysis and competitive analysis.
Prior to HFS, Jamie worked for UK-based analyst firm Nelson-Hall as a Research Director, conducting vendor and market analysis within the IT and Business Services community. Prior to Nelson-Hall, Jamie spent seven years at IDC, where he was the European consulting director for IDC’s services group, managing all of their bespoke research. Jamie specialised in delivering custom market forecast models and forecasting tools tailored to his client’s individual needs. In addition, Jamie ran IDC’s European outsourcing research, covering both IT and business process outsourcing. Jamie has wide industry knowledge covering IT consulting, enterprise applications, IT & business process outsourcing, desktop & network services, equipment maintenance, and business continuity.
Earlier in his analyst career, Jamie spent four and a half years at the IT services research specialist INPUT in a mixture of marketing and analysis roles. He left as the UK operations manager having spent two years as a customer services industry analyst. Jamie completed his graduate training at one of the UK’s leading electronic and IT distribution companies.
Jamie’s passion is learning; he holds university degrees in general science (computing), law and has a post graduate diploma in legal practice. He lives in Twickenham, London, with his wife and two daughters. His other loves include cycling, reading trashy sci-fi, cool technology, and the perfect pint.