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IIAR Jingle Bells c/o Dell

With nearly 150 Analysts and AR Professionals confirmed to attend on the night, the 9th December, it seemed as though all arrived together to share a glass (or two, or three, or more) at the IIAR Christmas Party. The private room at the Convent Garden hostelry, complete with roaring fire and Christmas decorations was, at… Read More →

IIAR Election Results – The New 2015 Board

The IIAR is delighted to announce the election results of its new Board Members for 2015. Following a transitional board meetings in January the new board will be effective for 12 months.   Debleena Paul (@Debleena_Paul, LinkedIn) Industry Analyst Relations Lead at SapientNitro Europe: Location, UK. Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKaupp, LinkedIn) Analyst & Sourcing Advisor Relations at T-Systems International. Location,… Read More →

IIAR Discussion – Negotiating with Gartner – 22nd Jan 15

What – IIAR Discussion Group – Negotiating your Contract with Gartner When – Thursday the 22nd January 2015 @ 4pm GMT, 5pm CET, 12 Noon – New York Where – IIAR Webinar Who: Discussion initiated and will be chaired by Aniruddho Mukherjee (Head of AR and Branding Manager, Europe for HCL Technologies) Register Here – To attend please… Read More →

IIAR AR Café – Gartner Symposium, Barcelona – 12 Nov 2014

On Wednesday 12th November, 7:30am CET 1200 CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointar, LinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Café. This will be an informal get-together to discuss AR-related matters and network with peers. It will no doubt be a welcome break in-between the ever hectic schedule of Symposium. It… Read More →

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New! US-based IIAR Networking Events in November and December

Analyst Relations:  it can be rewarding, exhilarating, frustrating and – despite the fact that we’re often talking with analysts and spokespeople – it can be lonely, too.  Especially when you’re the only one at your company who does what you do . . . or even knows what you do! As AR professionals, we are… Read More →

IIAR Discussion – Negotiating your Analyst Firm Contract – 31st Oct 14

What – IIAR Discussion Group – Negotiating your Analyst Firm Contract (aka – Negotiating with Gartner) When – Friday the 31st October 2014 @ 4pm GMT, 5pm CET, 12 Noon – New York Where – IIAR Webinar Register Here – To attend please REGISTER <<HERE>>, now Successfully negotiating your contract with analyst firms and gaining best… Read More →

IIAR Christmas Party – 9th December 2014

There’s a mere 70-odd days to go before Santa is due. The shops are setting out their Yuletide wares, Christmas jumper days are being arranged and the IIAR is aiming to be the first “must attend ” Christmas party in everyone’s diaries. This year, we’re holding our Christmas festivities in Covent Garden, London on Tuesday… Read More →

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New Portfolio of Decision Making Methodologies from IDC

October 15th, 2014 was a busy day for IDC. In addition to Marianne Kolding (VP, IDC European Services) presenting at the latest IIAR UK Forum IDC launched a new portfolio of decision making technologies – see the IDC Press Release below. Details of IDC’s DecisionScape, MarketScape and FutureScape are available for members <<here>>. A recording of the UK… Read More →

Analyst events- Is booze better than a booth? Financial Services- Why economic downturn is killing the City but not European FS industry analysts

Analyst events: is booze better than a booth? IIAR London Forum concluded successfully on 7 March 2013 http://wp.me/p9yEt-1om Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[GUEST POST] A tale of two sales teams – an analysis of Gartner’s & Forrester’s 2012 financials

Dave Noble / Intelligen AR (‎@IntelligenAR, LinkedIn) recently posted a good insight on his blog at looking in to the financial results of Gartner and Forrester. To go directly to the article click this link. If you ever wanted evidence that success in the analyst business is about more than good research, then the latest… Read More →

IIAR London Forum, 5th March 2014 – Ethics and Social Media

The IIAR is holding a UK Forum, in London, on the 5th March 2014, with 2 panels to discuss “Ethics in the Analyst Industry” and the “Value of Social Media in Analyst Engagements”. Both topics overlap and are at the forefront of today’s Analyst Relations practice. Free to attend for all IIAR Members, new members… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Symantec – EMEA Corporate Communication Programme Manager – Reading, UK

Symantec – EMEA Corporate Communication Programme Manager Symantec makes the world a safer place by helping people, businesses and governments protect and manage their information so they can focus on achieving their goals. As the fourth largest independent software company in the world, Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries with 475 out of Fortune’s… Read More →

Bridging the Gap between Procurement and Purchasing

The IIAR Webinar with NelsonHall’s CEO, John Willmott (@John_NH, LinkedIn), on the 6th February 2014, provided an overview of NelsonHall’s new vendor evaluation tool “NEAT” (NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool. According to Purchasing Insight the terms “Purchasing” and “Procurement” are often used, incorrectly and as alternatives. So what is the difference between purchasing and procurement? Procurement is the… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Fujitsu – Director of Analyst Relations – Location USA or UK

Fujitsu – Director of Analyst Relations – Corporate Communications, International Business Job Purpose – Owns the overall vision and strategy for Fujitsu analyst relations, in line with executive priorities, company direction, and corporate communications plan; develops, proposes, and helps execute analyst relations strategic plan to position Fujitsu as a global ICT player through building strong relationships… Read More →

IIAR Webinar: NelsonHall’s New Vendor Evaluation – 6th Feb 4pm GMT

IIAR Webinar: NelsonHall’s New Vendor Evaluation – 6th February 2014 The IIAR is delighted to host a webinar on NelsonHall’s new vendor evaluation and sourcing managers’ tool which was launched in October last year. The call is scheduled for Thursday, February, 6th at 4:00pm GMT/11:00am EST. John Willmott (LinkedIn, @John_NH), CEO at NelsonHall, present the… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Avaya – Analyst Relations Senior Manager – US-CA-Santa Clara

Avaya Inc – Senior Analyst Relations Manager Oversees strategic relations by proactively positioning company products, solutions, services and thought leadership within the analyst community. Accountable for the market share messaging, management, communications, and analysis with finance, product management, and investor relations. Develops, implements, and coordinates communication strategies that enhance the delivery of consistent, credible messages… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Sitecore – Senior Industry Analyst Relations Manager – Location “Virtual”

Sitecore – Senior Industry Analyst Relations Manager Sitecore seeks a Senior Industry Analyst Relations Manager to drive strategic and consistent communication programs to industry analysts. This member of the Sitecore Strategic Engagement team will be responsible for driving a high impact AR program to gain mind share and build analyst champions around Sitecore’s Digital Marketing… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Kofax -Analyst Relations Manager – California, USA

Kofax – Analyst Relations Manager to manage the Global AR program. Key Responsibilities The successful candidate must have a firm grasp of the analyst industry and its unique concerns as it pertains to the IT enablement of businesses, as well as the ability to be an effective influencer to the entire relevant analyst community. This… Read More →

Around Mark McGregor from MWD Advisors in 10 Questions

Mark McGregor is Principal Analyst for MWD Advisor’s BPM programme with a Six Sigma Black Belt and certified PRINCE2 practitioner. He recently joined the company having previously worked for Bloor Research as Research Director. You can find out more about Mark via his twitter feed and on LinkedIn or alternatively read the latest from the MWD blog…. Read More →

IIAR Café at Forrester Forums – 19 June in Paris

The IIAR will be hosting an informal networking session at the Forrester Forums during the evening of Tuesday 19th June in Paris.  It’s a chance to unwind, discuss the day’s events with AR colleagues and talk about the latest activities and upcoming events within the IIAR. Hosting the Cafe will be Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic) from BearingPoint and former… Read More →

Ovum lays out its strategy to the IIAR

Last week the IIAR was given an insight into the new strategy at Ovum in a one and a half hour Q&A session with four of the company’s top executives. The in-person event in London saw Ovum’s MD (Brett Azuma), Global Director for IT (Ian Charlesworth), Global Director for Telecoms (Richard Mahony) and Chief Telecoms… Read More →

Around James Quin from Info-Tech Research Group in 10 questions

James Quin, Director of Research, Events Division tells us more about himself and what he respects among AR professionals. Until recently James was Lead Research Analyst looking after all research in the areas of IT Security, Regulation and Compliance and Disaster Preparedness. You can find out more about James on LinkedIn and on twitter. What are your… Read More →

IIAR UK Forum reminder: Your chance to hear about the future of Ovum

Here’s a little reminder that on Wednesday 30th May at 4-6:30pm BST, the IIAR will be holding a Forum with three of the Ovum senior management team. If you didn’t get a chance to meet with Brett at the recent Ovum Industry Congress or would like to find out what you missed this is your opportunity!… Read More →

Around Keith Humphreys from euroLAN Research in 10 questions

Today is an opportunity to find out more about Keith Humphreys at euroLAN Research. Keith is a consultant based in the UK and has been with euroLAN since 1994 studying networking vendors, analysing their markets and competitors. He holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Westminster and can be found on twitter and Linkedin.  What are your coverage… Read More →

IIAR Gartner exclusive: Your questions answered on great presentations

Ever spent a frustrated hour arguing with an executive on why you shouldn’t have 30 slides for a 30-minute presentation? Or time and again had to insist that a Gartner VP doesn’t need to be told about basic market trends proven with stats from a competing analyst firm? The IIAR, working with the Gartner AR… Read More →

Simon Levin / Skills Connections (IIAR, 2013)

[Guest Post] Does the consulting approach beat published research?

By: Simon Levin, The Skills Connection / IIAR UK Co-Chapter Lead We saw an interesting blogging spat last week between Stanton Jones of ISG and Lydia Leong at Gartner, with the flames fanned by tweeted comments from Phil Fersht of HfS. The row was centred on some research published recently by Lydia on managed hosting providers, but… Read More →

[Guest Post] The Secret Sauce and the Secret Sorcerers by Simon Levin

I was sitting in the middle of a noisy intellectual ruckus about the future of research and advisory services some weeks back when an odd thought struck me. It was at the London IIAR meeting in March, where R “Ray” Wang and his Constellation all-stars were agitating for radical change in the research industry. Ray… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Director Europe / Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is seeking to strengthen its European marketing team with an Analyst Relations Director, Europe. TCS is a leading global IT Services provider, headquartered in Mumbai with over 160,000 current employees and US $ 6 billion in global revenues. The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of AR professionals that handle… Read More →

[Job Posting] AR Manager / Infosys (London)

Infosys is hiring a European based AR Manager to work in our Canary Wharf, London office supporting our European AR efforts along with some of our business units. minimum 2 years of AR experience in EMEA in-house experience and outsourcing industry experience preferable Please send CV to [email protected]     Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailPinterest

[Job Posting] Analyst Relations Senior Associate / Burson-Marsteller (Boston, NYC or San Francisco)

Burson-Marsteller’s Technology Practice has an opening at the Senior Associate level (5-7 years exp).  This is a high profile position with major global clients, providing significant opportunity to not only gain visibility with senior level executives, but also gain new skill sets by working as part of a dynamic, worldwide team of colleagues. The Senior Associate would be… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] NCR Seeks Analyst Relations Manager for US

NCR has posted the following job description for a US Analyst Relations Manager. Description NCR Corporation is looking for an experienced, Strategic Analyst Relations professional to help expand our existing analyst relations initiatives. The Analyst Relations Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships between NCR businesses and key analysts to promote NCR’s… Read More →

[JOB POSTING] Senior Manager, Corporate Communications Sought for Arlington, VA

The Senior Manager of Corporate Communications will be responsible for driving the media and analyst relations programs. The primary objectives are to secure coverage to increase targeted prospect audience awareness and to maintain our leadership position with industry analysts. This role is also responsible for managing key analyst relationships and managing our public relations firm…. Read More →