Around Dan Bieler from Forrester in 10 questions

16zu9 Dan Bieler, Forrester ResearchToday we ask our probing questions of Dan Bieler from Forrester. Dan (Linkedin@DSBieler) was runner up in this years IIAR Analyst of the Year for 2015 as voted by analyst relations professionals


1. What are your coverage areas?

Key focus areas include customer engagement strategies, the mobile mind shift, and digital transformation.

2. What’s your typical day like?

When not travelling: jogging, report writing, customer calls; but a lot of travelling.

3. Now, c’mon, tell me an AR horror story?

AR team performing as PR machine of vendor without any willingness for a two-way interaction.

4. How do you position your firm?

Selling syndicated research and consulting/advisory; end-users account for a large part of the business in addition to vendors.

5. What is your research methodology?  

 Primary, followed up by phone-based interviews, at times F2F discussions.

6. Any favourite AR professional you’d like to mention? 

Yvonne Kaupp. Professional, good listener and communicator, very good at preparing briefings, workshops etc.

7. Tell us about one good AR practice you’ve experienced or one good AR event you’ve attended?

Listening to contrarian opinions and investigating how/why these opinions were shaped/arrived at.

8. What are your offerings and key deliverables? 

Reports, blogs, tweets, presentations, workshops, consulting projects.


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