Craig Durr

Research Director

As a Research Director, Craig focuses on developing research, publications and insights that clarify how the workforce, the workplace, and the workflows enable group collaboration and communication. He provides research and analysis related to market sizing and forecasts, product and service evaluations, market trends, and end-user and buyer expectations. In addition to following the technology, Craig also studies the human elements of work – organizing his findings into the workforce, the workplace, and the workflows – and charting how these variables influence technologies and business strategies.

Prior to joining Wainhouse, now a part of The Futurum Group, Craig brings twenty years of experience in leadership roles related to P&L management, product development, strategic planning, and business development of security, SaaS, and unified communication offerings. Craig’s experience includes positions at Poly, Dell, Microsoft, and IBM.

Craig holds a Master of Business Administration from the Texas McCombs School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tulane University.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

Zoom’s AI Companion Promises To Help Individuals and Teams Improve Productivity, Collaborate Seamlessly, And Express Themselves Better Throughout the Workday
Craig Durr, Research Director at The Futurum Group, provides an in-depth analysis of Zoom's latest offering—AI Companion—and examines its features, data privacy approach, and competitive stance in offering the assistant for free in paid plans.
Product Strategy Shift Is Designed to Avoid Regulatory Scrutiny by the European Commission and Improve Integrated Experiences with Partner Platforms
Craig Durr, Research Director at The Futurum Group, analyzes Microsoft’s strategic move to unbundle Teams from its Office suites in response to regulatory pressures from the European Commission.
Microsoft Launches Multi-Stream IntelliFrame, Enabled by AI and Edge Computing in Intelligent Cameras, and Cloud IntelliFrame, Which Relies on Cloud-Based AI Algorithms
Craig Durr, Research Director at The Futurum Group, delves into Microsoft's latest advancements in intelligent cameras and IntelliFrame technology, exploring how they enhance hybrid meeting experiences in Teams Rooms.
Building experiences to help people foster connections in Microsoft Teams
Craig Durr, Research Director at The Futurum Group, examines the new Microsoft Mesh for Teams feature updates announced at Microsoft’s Build 2023 event including avatars, immersive experiences and custom development. The feature updates aim to combat video fatigue, build stronger relationships in today’s flexible workplace, and increase employee engagement and collaboration.
BlueJeans Retirement Reflects Changes in the Competitive Landscape of Unified Communications Offerings
Craig Durr, Research Director at The Futurum Group, explores the reasons behind Verizon's decision to discontinue BlueJeans, its implications on the UCaaS market, and what it means for Verizon's strategy focusing on mobile-first solutions.