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Lee Doyle is Principal Analyst at Doyle Research. He has conducted extensive research on the inter-relationship of SDN, NFV, and COTS and their impact on intelligent networks in both enterprise and service provider environments. Lee’s work at Doyle Research includes over 40 articles written for Network World, Tech Target, UBM, and SDx Central. (Articles & Media page). He has provided analysis for numerous of webinars, podcasts, and videos on Intelligent Network topics (Articles & Media).

Doyle Research provides a full spectrum of custom research services – recent work includes white papers and case studies, message testing, business value, and custom forecasting (Custom Research Experience page).

Lee provides detailed custom forecasts and analysis for SDN, SD-WAN, and NFV markets for several large IT suppliers. He also has assisted a number of SDN an SD-WAN start-ups with their business planning.

Lee Doyle was Group Vice President in charge of IDC's Network Infrastructure and Security groups, including Enterprise and Datacenter Networks, Telecommunications Equipment, Security, and Infrastructure Services research. In that capacity, he provided market analysis, research, and consulting services on next generation network requirements and opportunities to IDC's IT, network equipment, service provider, Wall Street, and Fortune 1000 clients.

During his 25+ years in the industry, Lee has written extensively on such topics as SDN, NFV, COTS, enterprise adoption of networking technologies, and IT-Telecom technology convergence. He was IDC’s lead analyst for Cisco. Lee has produced forecasts on well over 100 different markets for ICT technology and has assisted many clients with their market positioning challenges.

Previously, Lee was VP, Telecommunications Infrastructure; Director, Enterprise Networks; Manager, Local Area Networks; and a Senior Analyst researching the role of client server adoption in large organizations. Lee holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College.