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Marco Vriens Microsoft Corporation

Dr. Marco Vriens is Group Research Manager at Microsoft Corp. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was the Chief Research Officer at Millward Brown IntelliQuest and Sr. Vice President at Research International. Prior to that, he was Professor of Marketing Research at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He has co-authored seminal papers on market segmentation, conjoint analysis, and choice modeling. His current interests are in the areas of strategic market research and market research organizational issues. Dr. Vriens has published more than 50 papers in a wide variety of journals. He has received several Best Paper awards including the David K. Hardin memorial award. He is also author of Conjoint Analysis in Marketing (University of Groningen, 1995). He has been a consultant to many leading companies such as IBM, Intel, Dell, and Philips. He received his Masters in Psychology in 1987 from Leyden University and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Groningen (1995).