Melanie Posey is the Research Director for the Cloud & Managed Services Transformation at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. In addition to managing the research team, she focuses on analyzing the evolution of enterprise IT through the lens of cloud and the associated transformation of IT consumption and delivery models. Melanie also manages 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud, Hosting & Managed Services offering.
Prior to joining 451 Research, Melanie spent more than 15 years at IDC in a variety of roles, providing analysis, forecasting and insight for the cloud, hosting, datacenter, managed services and telecommunications markets. At IDC, Melanie received numerous awards for research, collaboration, sales support and client service, including being named runner-up for the prestigious James Peacock Memorial Award.
During her more than 20-year career in the technology research and consulting arena, Melanie has been quoted extensively in the business and technology trade press, and is a frequent speaker at industry and client events.
Melanie holds an MA in international relations/international economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a division of Johns Hopkins University, an MA in political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in French from Amherst College.