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[JOB POST] Interim Market Intelligence Manager, London, UK

CB Resourcing logo- IIAR websiteInnovation, innovation!  Non profit organisation requires an Interim Market Intelligence Manager to lead the Market Intelligence Team and build the organisation’s understanding  of markets, technologies and innovations and how these will and can be disrupted in the future.  You will develop strategies for bringing key players together to kickstart the creation of a new industry of innovation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide excellent front line management to the members of the Market Intelligence team.
  • Support the organisation’s New Market Opportunities Programme, leading on the identification of future markets and strategy development for realisation of these markets.
  • Support the organisation’s strategy development, including identification of future priorities in the advanced urban services sector.
  • Lead on deliverables for commercial and research projects.
  • Own and deliver the internal market scanning processes and the horizon scanning programme.
  • Support and represent the thought leadership activities as one of the organisation’s lead experts for the state of the industry.
  • Build, lead and manage the Market Intelligence Team in delivery of market analysis, research and strategy for projects across the organisation.
  • Support business development, project planning and resource management for external opportunities related to Market Intelligence.
  • Drive team productivity and quality of the team’s deliverables, including quality control.

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • BA required; preference for advanced degrees and for background in social sciences, engineering or natural sciences.
  • Previous demonstrable experience managing high performing teams towards successful delivery of projects.
  • Demonstrable experience in developing credible market intelligence for decisions making and for national dissemination.
  • Experience in market analysis within public services, infrastructure or technology-related sectors.
  • Experience in digital or innovation strategy and roadmap development in a multi stakeholder environment.
  • Experience working in an innovation environment and comfort working under ambiguous or fast-changing project parameters.
  • Demonstrable skills in communication and stakeholder management.
  • Collaborative working style and comfort working in teams.
  • You can also be considered for the permanent role

CB Resourcing operates as both an employment agency and an employment business. Applicants will need to be able to provide us with proof of their eligibility to work in the UK on request.

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The IIAR Summer Party celebrating the IIAR AR Professional and Team of 2018

2018 IIAR London Summer Networking EventWe are excited to announce the date of our famous IIAR Summer Party, which will celebrate the achievements of various analyst relations teams and professionals. The event is kindly sponsored this year by EY and HCL Technologies.

Join us in a great riverside location, for a glamorous night of drinks, canapés, and networking on the London SouthBank, with leading industry analysts and analyst relations peers alike.

Date: 11th July 2018
Time: 1830 – 2130 BST
Where: London SE1

This event is free for IIAR Members and Industry Analysts.

We have a limited capacity as this event is increasingly popular, yet we want to keep it intimate.

IIAR members should register using the link sent by email and apply their code. Check your spam folder and use the form below if you haven’t got this email.

Analysts can get a priority ticket from IIAR Members or register for the wait list here.

If you are not an IIAR Member but are a bona fide AR professional and would like to attend, you may purchase a ticket or join as a member on the EventBrite page. Tickets may be purchased but are subject to approval by the IIAR.

Invitations with the exact address will be sent after approval of each attendee by the IIAR board.

Register now! We have limited capacity and for security reasons we will only be able to accept guests registered 24h before the events with a personal confirmation.

For any questions, fill in the form below.

 

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[GUEST POST] Does Israel have more cool vendors than China?

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Gabby Menachem, the CEO of Israel-founded Loom Systems, holds its Cool Vendor plaque

Can other vendors copy Israeli firms’ exceptional success in earning Gartner, Inc.’s Cool Vendor designation? Maybe not. Their success reflects both Israel’s unique start-up ecosystem and those start-ups’ ability to leverage Gartner’s experienced account management in Israel.

The numbers of Cool Vendors in Israel continue to rise. At the recent Cool and Hot Vendor Forum, Suwen Chen’s presentation showed, using data from Gartner, Inc., that there were more Cool Vendors in Israel than, for example, in China and the UK added together. The gap is widening: It has grown from 15 Cool Vendors in 2012 to 33 last year and 35 in 2016. The count could be even higher if we account for the many Cool Vendors originally founded, funded and staffed in Israel which have moved headquarters to the USA, such as Loom Systems. Twenty firms founded in Israel have gained the designation so far this year. More will probably be added in the rounds of Cool Vendors later this month and in September. Continue Reading →

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[JOB POSTING] Manager of Media & Analyst Relations / London, UK

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The Manager of Media & Analyst Relations, International, serves as a communications consultant for the international markets with the insurance division of LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

This is a highly visible role designed for someone who loves public relations and working with senior leaders and collaborative teams to build awareness for our business. On a daily basis, you will liaise with marketing colleagues and PR firms across the UK, India and Brazil to coordinate product launches, announcements and other PR thought leadership campaigns promoting our technology, expertise and people. In some instances, you may be executing an existing PR strategy, and in other instances, you will be developing the PR strategy from scratch and securing buy-in across a global matrixed organisation. You will also liaise with our social media experts on social conversations and timing for integrated marketing campaigns.

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Le CXP Group moves to consulting – CEO Yannick Carriou interviewed

CXP Group logo (IIAR website)Le CXP is one of the oldest IT analysis firms around. It was created in 1973, six years before Gartner, under the auspices of the French Ministry of Industry by some of the largest French companies at the time: Air France, Anotec, Bred, BSN (now Danone), EDF, RATP and the Société Générale. Its remit was to provide expertise on packaged software -hence the name in French, the deliciously quaint Centre d’Expertise des Progiciels. It’s been doing just this plus some consulting for IT users, gently and in French (Americans would call this in “local language”) until it bought PAC, a rival but vendor-focussed French firm, in 2014. At last I should say, and after PAC’s founder, Pierre Audoin, passed away.

Before this, Le CXP bought German BI specialist BARC in 2011 and PAC snapped German firm Berlecon on the same year. As a result, we’ve got a Paris based firm doing more business in Germany than France. They must like it there.

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On May 15th, its new CEO, Yannick Carriou (ex. Ipsos and TNS) announced Le CXP was buying Ardour, a business consulting firm. Here’s his exclusive interview. Continue Reading →

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IIAR Webinar with Jon Collins: how not to be an industry analyst?

Jon Collins / Inter Orbis and GigaOM (IIAR website)Jon Collins from GigaOm (LinkedIn, @jonno) first picked up the analyst mantle in 1999, when he sent off a rather too hasty job application after a glass of wine. Since then he worked for, and with, a variety of larger and smaller firms — including picking up IIAR’s European Analyst of the Year award in 2012, a moment he sees as the pinnacle of his analyst career. Really.
More recently, alongside his analysis duties Jon has been working behind the scenes, helping a variety of vendors and other firms tell their stories, as well as helping the IIAR put together its best practice guide on “What’s an Analyst Anyway?

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[GUEST POST] How to lose an industry analyst in 10 days (and ways)

Julia Pope / CC Group on the IIAR websiteA few months ago, I joined IIAR’s webinar focused on the IIAR Analyst Relations Professional and Team of the Year 2017. Every year, the IIAR awards analyst relations (AR) professionals and teams based on the results of an annual survey shared with the global industry analyst community. The survey gathers the analysts’ collective insight on AR professionals and their performance, and then the IIAR contrasts it with results from the previous year, based on level of responsiveness, relationship and results (also known as the IIAR’s Three R’s of AR). Continue Reading →

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[JOB POSTING] Analyst Relations Manager / Dimension Data, London, UK

dimension dataLooking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge?  Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees.  You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and  Fortune 500 companies – who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work – whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things. Continue Reading →

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IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with Forrester. Are you getting the best value from your contract?

Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with Forrester on your subscription contract?Do you feel comfortable in buying the multiple seats being pushed your way? Is Forrester covering the technology and business areas that are important for you?  You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2017)

IIAR negotiating with forrester. aniruddho Mukherjee, ludovic leforestier

Forrester seems to force sell multiple seats, TEIs etc during renewals. Forrester analysts may be amongst the top IIAR Analyst of the Year 2017 but is Forrester seeing an exodus of top talent? As per the IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2017 survey, AR professionals mentioned that they felt a flip flop in Forrester’s focus on various key topics and verticals. Also the research subscription costs seem to be increasing at 10-20% yoy. They also felt that while Forrester had some great visualisation of data BUT insights were focused on niche topics like Customer Experience, Business Technology, Software and Marketing. Many Wave’s have not been renewed while others are renewed in an irregular cycle.

In past 2 years, Forrester has invested in its Consulting Practice and has been advising many end users on sourcing and business strategy. As per the IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2017 survey, AR professionals mentioned a lack of transparency with vendor firms on the ways of working between Forrester analysts and Forrester Consulting.

Building on our previous conversations (see links below), the IIAR will host an in-depth discussion with IIAR members, looking at Forrester’s commercial practices and explore potential solutions.

Date: 26th April 2018

Location: Webinar > REGISTER here

London based member can attend in person > pls fill in form below (Holborn).
Time: 1600pm GMT / 1700pm CET / 0700 PDT / 1000 EDT

Held under Chatham House Rule the discussion will be chaired by Aniruddho Mukherjee (@aniruddho, LinkedIn), IIAR UK Co-Lead and Head of AR and Branding, Europe for HCL Technologies) and Ludovic Leforestier (@lludovic, LinkedIn, IIAR co-founder and Director Influencer Relations at Criteo).

Of course, by attending you will not only have the opportunity to give your knowledge and opinions but also gain from that of others and have the advantage to submit questions directly. Let us have a lively discussion, the more of you that join in the better, so please don’t forget to REGISTER. Attending IIAR Events is free and restricted to AR professionals active members of the IIAR. So if you work at an analyst firm, we request you save yourself some time, have a beer and chill.

IIAR will act as channel for anonymised and aggregated IIAR Member feedback to Industry Analyst firms. This is to provide an opportunity for Industry Analyst firms to present their responses to ensure balanced view of the topic being discussed and help the industry effectively address the issues raised.

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[JOB POSTING] Senior Consultant Manager, IT / London, UK

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A specialist international research and advisory firm has a requirement for a Research Senior Consultant Manager. This full-time position will be based in London and play a key role in the identification and execution of bespoke technology research projects. The role has a strong focus on business development and project delivery.

The primary responsibilities and objectives of this Senior Consultant Manager requirement include, but are not limited to:

  • Business development and identifying customer requirements
  • Extensive customer interaction to identify and scope project requirements
  • Ensuring that customer projects are successfully delivered and meet expectations
  • Providing customers with advice and insight related to planning, go-to-market or strategic needs
  • Being an expert in technology or market developments
  • Developing consulting practices and frameworks

To be suitable for this Senior Consultant Manager, candidates require the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in a similar Consultant Manager role, gained in a consultancy, analytical or IT vendor environment
  • An in-depth understanding of the IT industry ecosystem including changes, threats and opportunities
  • The ability to operate as a Thought Leader, this would include the ability to provide insight on market dynamics and trends
  • A demonstrable track record as an analyst and in the creation of written content
  • The ability to present to senior stakeholders
  • Experience navigating a complex internal structure in which resources and stakeholders may be geographically dispersed over multiple locations
  • Willing and able to undertake occasional travel, particularly within the EU region

CB Resourcing operates as both an employment agency and an employment business. Applicants will need to be able to provide us with proof of their eligibility to work in the UK upon request.

To apply for this position, please click here

 

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IIAR Discussion Group: negotiating with IDC. Are you getting the best value from your contract?

Feeling the pinch in your negotiation with IDC on your subscription contract? Do you feel comfortable in buying the various Customer Segment (CS) options being pushed your way? Are you confident that you are getting value from your contracts? You’re not alone – many of your peers and IIAR members have commented (see the IIAR Tragic Quadrant 2017)

IIAR negotiating with IDC with Aniruddho Mukherjee and Ludovic Leforestier

IDC may be amongst the top IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2017 but are you getting the best value from your relationship? As per the IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2017 survey, AR professionals mentioned that they felt a push by IDC for running joint events, buying new CS which themselves are granular subset of the larger IDC CS access. As the analysts manage the P&L, they too seem to want to push buying multiple granular CS. Continue Reading →

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Calling all AR Professionals in New York City – join us for dinner on Thursday March 29th

We are kicking off Q1 of 2018 for the NYC chapter of the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) with our first networking dinner, taking place on Thursday March 29th at 6pm EDT.

The Venue is  Arno Ristorante, 141 W 38th Street.http://www.arnoristorante.com/  Continue Reading →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations Manager, Enterprise Channel / Amazon Web Services, Seattle, Washington

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Analyst Relations (AR) Manager to support its AWS Marketplace and Service Catalog businesses.

The AWS cloud computing platform is used today by millions of businesses and developers around the world, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 enterprises. Cloud computing is arguably one of the most impactful developments in technology within the last 20 years. As AWS is a pioneer and leader in the fast growing field of cloud computing, there are thousands of analysts worldwide who are trying to understand AWS to then help their clients realize the transformation potential of cloud computing for their business.

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that helps businesses find, buy, and immediately start using the software and services that run on, and integrate with, AWS. The AWS Marketplace has more than 4,200 software listings from more than 1,280 ISVs and 160,000 active users. The catalog includes a broad set of building blocks for enterprise developers that spans compute, network, storage, database, security, performance management, and emerging technology such as machine learning. Industry analysts across the cloud computing world are highly interested in AWS Marketplace and its potential to disrupt the enterprise software procurement model, making this role both interesting and rewarding. Working hand in hand with AWS Marketplace in an enterprise setting, AWS Service Catalog enables businesses to centrally manage commonly deployed IT services and products procured in the AWS Marketplace to help them achieve consistent governance and meet compliance requirements.

The successful candidate for this AR position will be a creative and experienced analyst relations/communications professional for technology companies who likes to build programs. The right candidate possesses a track-record of successful AR program management in a global organization. In this role, the candidate will have a direct opportunity to innovate AWS AR programs and measurement of results via new approaches. He/she must be comfortable with balancing strategic thinking with tactical, detailed execution while working independently, sorting through ambiguously defined problems, and identifying market challenges and opportunities for our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

· Develop and execute AR programs to educate the analyst community on AWS Marketplace and Services Catalog
· Proactively secure positive placement of AWS Marketplace and Service Catalog in key reports
· Drive analyst awareness of AWS Marketplace offerings and significantly expand analyst understanding of the unique AWS approach to cloud computing
· Deliver on-going AR program activities such as analyst briefings, events, inquiries, reporting and other core program tactics
· Prioritize and manage incoming requests for information, research review, customer references, event speakers, and research
· Write presentations and prepare executives for engaging with analysts
· Driving alignment with sales, marketing and product engineering to maximize awareness of customer requirements, existing market evidence, and AR program impact

The role is based in Seattle, WA and will require periodic travel.

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Why is Analyst Relations commanding a 46% salary premium over Public Relations?

IIAR/CB Resourcing Salary SurveyDrawing on the  2017 IIAR Salary Survey produced by CB Resourcing,  we thought it would be interesting to expand the information gathered with a comparison against the wider sector of public relations.  

 

The size of the gap between AR and PR is staggering

When we compare Analyst Relations to more general Public Relations roles for Director level/Rank 1 Analyst Relations get paid significantly more, an average of 46% above Public Relations roles in the UK.  In the majority of cases Senior Manager/Rank 2 Analyst Relations are also paid more however, the salary gap between them and Public Relations roles is not as large and in the Technology sector average basic salaries are the same. Continue Reading →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations & Market Intelligence Senior Analyst / Kaspersky, MA, US

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The Analyst Relations & Marketing Intelligence Specialist will be responsible for driving, executing, and managing the company’s visibility, interaction and influence within a diverse analyst community. Crucial to this role will be planning activities for key vendor evaluations, events, and other elements resulting in a positive representation of the company. In this role, the specialist will also be required to provide actionable intelligence generated from data gathered from multiple sources like primary research and secondary research to assist in strategic decision-making. Continue Reading →

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[JOB POST] Analyst Relations Manager / Appian Corporation, Reston, VA, US

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Appian is seeking an analytical, technical and research oriented professional with great communication skills to join the marketing organization in the role of Analyst Relations Manager. This person will play a critical, cross-functional role by working with subject matter experts at many different levels of the organization: executives, product strategy, product management, engineering, finance, partner, legal, sales and marketing teams. You will interact with people in Appian to build and nurture strong internal relationships that will be leveraged to engage with leading analyst firms, participate in research evaluations/RFIs, brief analysts about Appian’s product offerings, go-to-market strategies and work with the influencers to elevate Appian’s story.  Continue Reading →

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[JOB POSTING] Third Party Advisor / Analyst Relations APAC / Unisys, Sydney, Australia

Unisys logoABOUT UNISYS:

Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most digitally demanding businesses and governments on Earth. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing. For more information on how Unisys builds better outcomes securely for its clients across the Government, Financial Services and Commercial markets, visit www.unisys.com.

Unisys are currently seeking a Third Party Advisor, for a contract role, to optimize the Third Party Advisor channel to generate profitable and sustainable revenue as well as build relationships with key IT industry analysts. Continue Reading →

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[JOB POSTING] Market Intelligence Specialist / Computacenter, London, UK

Role Responsibility

  • Pro-active collection and provision of market/competitor information to all relevant Computacenter stakeholders
  • Provides consulting and interpretation of market and competitor data to the organization
  • Acts as a SPOC for all market data requests
  • Compiles and delivers  business intelligence reports from various internal and external data sources
  • Builds a strong relationship with relevant group and country organization to ensure adoption and usage of shared service across the Computacenter organization.

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[JOB POSTING] EMEA Analyst Relations Manager, AWS, London UK

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seeking an experienced, self-starting, highly intelligent, personable, and detail-oriented manager to join the EMEA Analyst Relations (AR) team to focus on the UK market. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to help drive creation and execution of core strategic AR programs for AWS in the UK and in other EMEA markets. The AR Manager role is tasked with driving awareness of the rapidly expanding number of services in the AWS technology infrastructure portfolio and to facilitate the conversation around security, trust, and data protection issues.

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Wrap-up: IIAR Germany 2018 kick-off

IIAR German Chapter meeting at Restaurant Ella, MunichA few inches of snow in the deep midwinter in Munich didn’t stop the 2018 IIAR German chapter kick-off from going ahead, with six intrepid AR professionals getting together to exchange news, views and the occasional snippet of gossip – under Chatham House rules, of course.

Hosted by IIAR Germany chapter leads Yvonne Kaupp (@YveKauppLinkedIn) and Simon Jones (@simondestrierLinkedIn), the networking event was focused on the topic of “how to run an effective inquiry”, with IIAR members and guests (our “prospective members”) sharing best practice and experiences. One point which came through loud and clear is that everyone is nervous about running their first analyst inquiry calls – usually related to having enough questions to ask in a 30-minute call. Continue Reading →

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