Nancy Gohring

Research Director, Future of Digital Innovation

Nancy Gohring is Research Director for IDC’s Future of Digital Innovation market research service. She focuses on software innovation programs in the enterprise and their potential to drive efficiencies into corporate processes, generate new revenue streams, respond to customer demand, and improve competitiveness. Her research examines ways that enterprises can best execute on the four pillars of software innovation — plan, source, develop and distribute – and highlights leading enterprises that have developed successful new approaches to these competencies.

Ms. Gohring has spent her career working in the technology industry. Most recently she held the role of senior analyst at analyst firm 451 Research, covering application and infrastructure monitoring tools and the evolving practice of observability. Previously, she was editor-in-chief at Fierce Markets where she oversaw seven websites and newsletters serving 40,000 enterprise IT subscribers. Ms. Gohring also spent seven years at IDC parent company IDG as a news service correspondent writing about enterprise IT news for leading technology publications. As a freelance technology journalist, her work appeared in the New York Times, the Economist, Wired magazine, and MIT Technology Review.