Ruthbea Yesner Clarke Global Research Director, Smart Cities Research Program, IDC
Ruthbea Yesner Clarke founded the Smart Cities research program at IDC in 2011 and serves as its global research director. The program researches the strategies and execution of Smart City technologies and non-technology best practice areas, such as governance, innovation, partnerships and business models essential for Smart City development.
Her research includes the Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics, cloud computing, mobility in public works, transportation, public safety, and citizen engagement. Ms. Clarke contributes to consulting engagements to support state and local governments’ Smart City strategies and IT vendors’ overall Smart City market strategies.
Ruthbea contributes regularly to publications and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events. She joined IDC following work as a product manager in Internet start-ups in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, she worked in state social services as a director of programs.
In 2016, Ruthbea was presented with IDC’s highest analyst award, the James Peacock Award, for her outstanding contributions in research.
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