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Stephen is the founder of TrendzOwl and serves as its principal analyst, providing market intelligence and advisory services for a key set of clients. He’s passionate about helping businesses grow.

He has 20 years of experience as a leading business process outsourcing (BPO) analyst at both IDC and Frost & Sullivan, during which time he published provocative research and frequently took to the road as a featured speaker at industry conferences and company events worldwide. Prior to the analyst years, he was a core member of a successful startup that grew its telecom business across select emerging markets during the first dotcom boom. He also spent four years reporting to the office of the Governor of Massachusetts as point-person for Europe, working with some of the state’s most important private sector enterprises and public sector organizations. 

Stephen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby College and holds a masters degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. 

He splits his time between Washington, D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts (and remains a loyal Boston sports fan).

Stephen T. Loynd



Taking Flight

Stephen Loynd spent years covering the global BPO industry. Over the course of the 2000s, the forces of globalization took center stage in the drama, even as the forces of exponential technological change suggested a future of intensifying disruption.


By the 2010s, it was clear we were moving into a new era. Over time, improving computing ability would continue to alter how we interact with enterprises via an array of devices offering increasingly immersive experiences. By 2019, it was time to launch TrendzOwl with the aim of helping organizations understand the paradigm shift we’re living through.


The 2020s will continue to see the emergence of increasingly world-aware, ambient computing. Someday we might even see a network of emergent, interlinked virtual spaces featuring new models of interaction. Either way, technology will continue to race ahead exponentially as globalization reinvents itself for a more chaotic geopolitical reality.

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