We are kicking off a busy year of events for the German chapter of the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) with our first networking meeting and get-together – taking place in Munich on the evening of Wednesday February 7, 2018. Continue Reading →
We are very excited to announce this year’s IIAR Christmas Party, proudly sponsored by Criteo, the Commerce Marketing Ecosystem leader
Come and join the festivities with free drinks and canapés, all Industry Analysts and AR folk are welcome. Industry Analysts and IIAR members get in for free – for non IIAR members this party is a great reason to join the IIAR. Alternatively there are a limited number of guest tickets available at £75 each, for tickets please use the form. Do our community manager using the (other) form below if you have any questions. Continue Reading →
The result of IIAR Analyst Professionals and Teams of the Year 2017 was announced in the IIAR summer party in July. Join an IIAR Webinar discussing the survey and more fine-grained results about analysts’ changing perceptions of the AR Professional role on the 28th Sept at 1600 BST. Continue Reading →
Views and insights, what a party!
The 2017 IIAR London Summer party sponsored by TCS gathered over hundred analysts and AR pros in the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! The IIAR German Chapter invites to the next IIAR Munich Summer Event. This year, we will be settling in to a centrally located beer garden in Munich. We’re looking forwards to a great summer night of networking while enjoying a Maß beer together and exchanging news and insights into the world of AR and analysts, in a relaxed Environment.
Join us for the next IIAR German Chapter Summer Event on
Tuesday, July 27, 2017, from 7pm CET Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce the date for the IIAR Summer Party, which is once again kindly sponsored by TCS.
Join us at the Shangri La at the Shard, Europe’s tallest building, for a glamorous night of drinks, canapés, and networking in the heart of London, with AR peers and analysts alike.
This event is by invitation only, it is free for IIAR Members and Industry Analysts. If you are not an IIAR Memeber but interested in attending please contact iiar dot community dot manager at analystrelations dot org for more information, tickets may be purchased subject to approval.
Tom Meyer / GVP IDC EMEA (LinkedIn, @tomtxt) and Dan Timberlake /UK MD IDC (LinkedIn) will be giving IIAR members an exclusive overview of IDC on the 18th May 2017 both in person and by webinar with a deeper dive into some of the interesting areas such as
- Major themes in the industry and how IDC is responding
- Faster development of new areas
- Actionability of IDC product on vendor / buyer side
- Buyer tools
- Interactions w/ customers and how they are changing
- Customer engagement / experience
- What IDC is supporting customers with
PLEASE NOTE THAT UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO POSTPONE THIS SESSION, apologies for any inconvenience caused
There are lots of rumours on what is going on at Ovum. David Rossiter, Sunesis Global AR (LinkedIn, @davidrossiter), will be hosting an IIAR Cafe with the MD and Chief Research Officer, providing you with the perfect opportunity to come meet with and learn what is really going on.
Aneil Rakity, managing director(LinkedIN)and Tim Jennings, chief research officer, (LinkedIN, @tjennings) will be sharing the truth about what’s happening at Ovum and putting to bed some of the rumours that have been flying around about the company for the past couple of years, including the future of the brand. The presentation and open Q&A session will include updates on Ovum’s strategy, market positioning, target markets and competitive differentiators as well as the latest on its research organisation and research agenda. They’ll also be talking about how Ovum fits within Informa, the big investments taking place in product development, its expansion into the US market and the continuing convergence between Ovum’s service provider and technology teams.
If you’re interested in Ovum, this is a “don’t miss” event. Pre-registration is essential
Note that this event is open to IIAR members, the Forum is free to attend for IIAR Members (another good reason for joining the IIAR) or for non-members there is a fee of £75 that is redeemable against IIAR Membership over the next 12 months. Click here to proceed.
Non members may contact Maria Ashton mashton at analyst relations dot org for further options.
As 2017 is shaping up to be a Tectonic Year when it comes to Analyst Relations the IIAR will be holding a London Forum on April 27th and on the evergreen topic of AR Best Practice, IIAR members are invited to share and debate best practice relating to Analyst Relations, Ludovic Leforestier (LinkedIn, @lludovic), will moderate the session. This will be followed by a NelsonHall Session on Getting the Message Out in a Post-Truth World, presented by Rachael Stormonth (LinkedIn, @rstormonth), Guy Saunders (LinkedIn, @GuySaunders1), Paul Connolly (LinkedIn, @Paul_NH), John Willmott (LinkedIn, @John_NH) Continue Reading →
What better way to kick off the start of the new year than a “How to Guide” for Getting Started in Analyst Relations.
Lyn Fariello, (LinkedIn, @) will talk through everything you need to know from the practical aspects of managing a briefing and analyst evaluation through to the strategic aspects like identifying and managing stakeholders, key targets and planning.
The enfant terrible of the industry analysis industry (with maybe a very traditional business model, see The mysterious HfS business model… revealed) will provide an update to IIAR Members on Horses for Sources Research. Presented by HfS founder, Chief Analyst Officer and twice IIAR Analyst of The Year (in 2011 and 2010) Phil Fersht (LinkedIn, @pfersht) and Barbra McGann, EVP Research (LinkedIn, @SheridanMcGann).
- About HfS
- Today’s Analyst Industry
- Aligning the Future of Tech with the Future of Research
- The HfS Blueprint methodology and how it’s shaping the future analyst model
- Wrap-up: Where do we go from here?
When: Thursday 29th September
Time: 17.00 GMT/ 18.00 CET/ 9am PDT/ 12noon EDT
IIAR Members Register Here
This webinar is open to IIAR members, non members should contact the IIAR Community Manager: Maria Ashton mashton at analystrelations dot org.
- HfS Research and Sylvan Advisory combine to form HfS Consulting – a service line of HfS Research
- Around Phil Fersht from HfS Research in 10 Questions
- Around Tom Reuner from HfS Research in 10 questions
- IIAR Webinar – A Fiery Fireside Chat with R “Ray” Wang of Constellation Research and Phil Fersht of HfS (recap here)
- The IIAR Analyst of The Year 2011 was Phil Fersht / HfS Research
- The IIAR Analyst of The Year 2010 was Phil Fersht / HfS
- From the horse’s mouth
To kickstart Q3 and the forthcoming events season, the U.K. Chapter of the IIAR has organised an evening of healthy debate, intelligent content and responsible drinking.
Agenda – Wednesday 14th September 2016 – London
- 1800: Welcome drinks
- 1815: Welcome note & update by the IIAR Board
- 1830: Tutorial: Case studies in Effective External AR support, Dominic Pannell /Buzz Method (LinkedIn, @buzzmethod)
- 1900: Panel discussion – Creating AR impact – are agencies an asset or a threat?
Chaired by Ludovic Leforestier /Bearing Point and IIAR Board (@lludovic, LinkedIn) with
- 2000: Analyst firm spotlight with Aditya Kishore / Heavy Reading (an Informa company)
- 2045: Drinking Class on Gin presented by Paulina Michelak, By The Bottle
- 2115: networking sponsored by Tenderlake and By The Bottle – Networking Through Responsible Drinking
The IIAR German Chapter is planning a networking event in a Munich Beer Garden, AR professionals and analysts alike are invited. One of Munich’s famous beer gardens will provide a great relaxed environment in which to exchange news and experiences of the AR world.
As a key topic for this Stammtisch, we’ve chosen “How Analyst Relations and Sales need to become best friends”. Understanding the changing sourcing patterns in the wake of digitization is key for Analyst Relations Professionals aiming at supporting effectively sales and marketing.
Crisp Research will speak about the changing business models of analyst houses vis-à-vis the digital transformation and the changing sourcing strategies. Continue Reading →
This year’s summer party is set to be a great event, the setting is one of London’s unique and iconic venues – the HMS Belfast, and is once again, kindly sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services.
IIAR members and Analysts dust off your glad rags and come rock the boat, join us aboard a vessel which is steeped in history and naval charm for an evening of drinks, canapés and networking. Continue Reading →
Why Peer Review Sites Matter: Influence and the digital buyer
Presented by Mike Fauscette (LinkedIn, @mfauscette), Chief Research Officer at G2 Crowd.
Moderated by Ludovic Leforestier ( LinkedIn @lludovic), Bearing Point and IIAR Board
When: Thursday 22 September 2016
Time: 08.00 PST/ 11.00 EDT/ 16.30 BST/ 17.30 CEST
The Internet and mobile technologies have changed the way people interact and created a population that is always on and always connected. This new connectivity and interaction patterns have opened up many new business innovation and opportunities, but at the same time has led to behavioral changes that are creating frictions and unmet expectations among employees, partners and customers/prospects. For many companies this manifests as a “sales” problem but is, in fact a buyer behavioral “problem”. Buyers are looking to new sources of information, sharing past experiences and in general influenced in new ways and by different I information sources. Continue Reading →
Companies that do strategic AR understand how to get the most out of their analyst relationships. They are also confident and can articulate their vision and roadmap, and can plan their analyst interactions accordingly. But they’re not so confident that they think they can’t learn anything from analysts.
The Christmas season took off with a bang last night with the IIAR Christmas Party taken place in the heart of DIGITAL UK in the Shoreditch Hotel. Attending were around 100 people from the Analyst community including around 70 industry analysts and 30 AR Pros. The analyst community was represented by analysts from Gartner, Forrester, PAC, IDC, IHS, Constellation and many others.
The event was kindly sponsored by Dell. From their perspective, the evening provided a fantastic networking opportunity in a fun and festive setting. The impressive turnout and the wide variety of analysts and AR professionals in attendance, created the ideal environment to catch up with existing analyst connections as well as establish new relationships with the ever-growing EMEA analyst community. 2015 has certainly been a busy year for all and the IIAR Christmas drinks were a great way to celebrate the successes of the year as we look towards an exciting 2016.
The other highlight of the evening was the announcement of the Analyst Firm and Analyst of the year. See Analyst of the Year 2015
A massive thanks to Jaqui and Carol for helping organize the event
Wishing Everyone a Fantastic Christmas Holiday and a Prosperous New Year !!
The third IIAR Stammtisch meeting in Germany will bring together AR professionals with a focus on the German market to discuss common ground and exchange news and views, during after-work drinks in a popular Munich bar.
As a key topic for this Stammtisch, we’ve chosen “Analyst Relations for medium-sized businesses and what it can teach to AR professionals of large companies and vice versa”. Once again we are inviting locally-based analysts to join us.
As an AR professional, you should not miss this opportunity to join the biggest industry gathering of your peers in Germany this fall. To be part of the event, please RSVP as soon as possible. Note, IIAR membership is not required (but encouraged) for event attendees.
What else is going on in the German IIAR Chapter?
We are currently working on a whitepaper reflecting our discussion at the IIAR Stammtisch back in January. This will discuss the value of AR, the challenges AR pros are facing in their daily internal discussions and presenting also a wish list of AR and a wish list of analysts. This whitepaper will shared soon via the IIAR.
The IIAR Summer Networking (Party) Event on 8th July 2015 was sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services
Over 120 guests from 50+ Analyst Firms came, see the photos.
- The IIAR Summer Party celebrates the IIAR AR Pros and Team of 2017 – Sponsored by TCS (2017)
- IIAR Summer Party 2016: all onboard! – sponsored by TCS (2016)
- IIAR Summer Party 2016: All aboard (2016)
- IIAR 2015 Summer Party at Lord’s Cricket Ground (2015)
- IIAR 2014 Summer Networking Event: analysts party in the sunshine (2014)
- IIAR UK Summer Party & Networking Event 2013: Upping the Ante! (2013)
- IIAR UK Networking Event Attracts Top Analysts (2012)
- IIAR Networking Event Busier Than Ever! (2011)
Announcing an IIAR Webinar on 23rd April at 1600 UK, (1700 CET, 1100 ET, 0800 PT) during which Laurent Calot, CEO of CXP Group (includes PAC and BARC) will update IIAR members of the progress since acquisition and his views on European research firms in the global ecosystem.
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