Amy Loomis

Research Vice President, Future of Work

Amy Loomis is Research Vice President for IDC’s worldwide Future of Work market research service.  In this role, Ms. Loomis covers the growing influence of technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, and intelligent process automation in changing the nature of work. Her research looks at how these technologies influence workers’ skills and behaviors, organizational culture, worker experience and how the workspace itself is enabling the future enterprise.


Amy has been an independent analyst consulting with a range of clients from Fortune 100 organizations to start-ups on digital transformation, learning and employee engagement. She spent 15 years at IBM in various leadership roles across external, internal and corporate communications and marketing.  She was co-founder of IBM’s Think Academy, a global digital learning platform and program designed to engage employees and partners in learning about emerging technologies and digital transformation.  Her client consulting, working with executive leadership teams, marketing and HR professionals, has focused on the intersection of technological and cultural change.  Prior to IBM, Ms. Loomis worked for Rational Software conducting market research and building an analyst engagement practice.


  • Ph.D. Communication,Cultural Studies from University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • B.A.  International Communications from Lewis and Clark College
  • Frequent speaker, presenter, panelist at industry and academic conferences as well as author for media outlets including CLO Magazine and Workforce Magazine