Dr. Katy Ring heads up 451’s global IT Services research and advisory team, part of the company’s CloudScape Practice. Dr. Ring has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, providing strategic advice to C-level executives in vendor and end-user organizations. She has developed strong research-based expertise and has focused on areas where the global IT service delivery model is changing, including cloud services, the evolving CIO role, innovation, sustainability, and global sourcing of labor.
Most recently, Dr. Ring led K2 Advisory, a research resource for CIOs, their senior colleagues, and suppliers. Before K2 Advisory, she spent 12 years at Ovum Research, leading research in emerging software and services markets, as well as developing the company’s Outsourcing Practice. Before her tenure as a Principal Analyst and Practice Leader at Ovum, Dr. Ring was a journalist with publications, including Computer Weekly and Computergram, and was a founding editor of Software Futures.
Dr. Ring holds two degrees: an Honours degree in politics, philosophy and history from the London School of Economics and a PhD. in the popularization of science from the University of Kent in Canterbury.