Wale Knox Babalola

Wale Knox Babalola

Senior Research Analyst, Telecommunications & Media

Wale Knox Babalola joined IDC in November 2014, with responsibility for IDC standard research and consulting activities around telecommunications, IT services, and Internet of Things (IoT) markets in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region. Wale is involved in extensive research, analysis, and consulting projects to telcos and technology vendors across the region. He creates thought leadership reports on various topics related to the IoT and telco markets and works with multiple stakeholders to deliver IDC’s trackers, specifically the Telecoms Services Database and Internet of Things Spending Guide.
Prior to joining IDC, Wale worked at Zee Telecom LLC, a distributor of communication devices to major players in the UAE, where he developed and managed the company's ecommerce business. He also worked as a data research executive at the Middle East's largest publishing house, ITP Publishing. Cisco Certified Network Associate.

BSc. in Computer & Information Technology with specialization in Networks Infrastructure Design & Administration from The American University in Dubai, a sister school of The American Intercontinental University in Georgia, U.S.

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