Olivier Blanchard

Research Director

Olivier Blanchard

Olivier Blanchard has extensive experience managing product innovation, technology adoption, digital integration, and change management for industry leaders in the B2B, B2C, B2G sectors, and the IT channel. His passion is helping decision-makers and their organizations understand the many risks and opportunities of technology-driven disruption and help them leverage innovation to build stronger, better, more competitive companies. A trusted source of analysis and insights on digital business and digital innovation, Olivier is also the best-selling author of Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in Your Organization, and co-author of Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy and Human/Machine: The Future of our Partnership with Machines. Blanchard is based in Greenville, South Carolina.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

The Circular Economy Can Help Your Company and Business Ecosystem Improve Sustainability Efforts and Create New Innovation Opportunities
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, encourages you to download the latest whitepaper from The Futurum Group, which highlights circularity—a perfect read for Earth Day.
TSMC, Samsung, and Intel All Announced Agreements
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the geopolitical, market, and supply chain implications of finally securing domestic semiconductor chip production.
In this white paper, Operationalizing the Circular Economy: How HP is Reinventing Sustainability for the Tech Sector, you will learn the five fundamental challenges standing in the way of this transition, and how to address them.
Dell Q4 and FY 2024 Earnings Reflect the Proverbial Calm Before the Impending AI Storm
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Dell’s Q4 and FY 2024 earnings, which point to a rebound for PCs in H2 2024 with the arrival of AI PCs and to gathering strength in AI-optimized servers and services.
HP Q1 2024 Earnings Could Be Hiding a Demand Easter Egg Ahead of the Impending AI-Driven PC Refresh Cycle Reset
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on HP Q1 2024 earnings, which send mixed messages about PC demand ahead of the impending PC segment’s refresh cycle reset, driven by the new AI PCs.
Qualcomm’s New AI-Optimized Connectivity System Rings in the Era of On-Device AI, Multi-Device Connectivity, and Wi-Fi 7
The Futurum Group’s Olivier Blanchard highlights features, benefits, and industry firsts packed into Qualcomm’s new FastConnect 7900 and discusses how Wi-Fi 7 joins on-device AI to reset refresh cycles for the mobile handset space.