As a Senior Analyst within 451 Research’s Internet Infrastructure Services practice, Rory covers the European market, focusing on managed hosting providers, as well as related cloud technologies and services. Rory joined 451 Research following a successful 20+ year career in the technology industry, working in a variety of sales and marketing roles for key software & services vendors including SAP, IBM and Adobe. Since 2005, Rory has been instrumental in providing market & competitive insights for these companies, focusing on emerging trends and technologies. A keen advocate of the IT services & distribution partner channel, Rory has presented at events across Europe, and is known for his skill in articulating complex technical topics in an easy-to-understand way. Clients value his ability to provide meaning in the context of their business. Rory has a BA in Communication Studies from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.