This year’s search to find the IIAR 2012 Analyst of the Year and IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year is now open. You will see that this year’s survey is a little different to last year’s. To help us validate the nominations we are asking you to rate your chosen analyst and analyst firm of the… Read More →
We wanted to let you know that unfortunately Karsten Scherer has decided to step down from the IIAR Board because of unforeseen personal and work commitments. We’re sorry that he’s leaving us and would like to thank him for his contribution. We hope that he’ll able to support the growth and development of the IIAR… Read More →
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 →
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 →
Today we learn more about Dean Bubley, Founder and Director of Disruptive Analysis. Having gained a degree from the highly prestigious, University of Oxford, Dean spent nine years at Datamonitor becoming Chief Analyst and Consulting Director. He then spent a brief stint as an equity analyst before setting up his own business, which celebrates its 10th anniversary… Read More →
The IIAR Board has made a major transformation to the way this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year is selected. After numerous conversations with members, AR professionals and analysts we felt this year we needed to do things differently. We’re pleased with the new approach and hope you will agree that this year the survey… Read More →
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 →
Our ever-popular UK summer networking event is back! On Thursday 5th July, 5pm BST onwards the IIAR will be holding the networking event of the year.With many of the UK’s top analysts in attendance it’s a great opportunity to mingle with your regular analyst targets and meet some new faces from less familiar firms too…. Read More →
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 →
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 →
I started a draft a long time ago to describe what my job is, and as usual Carter was quicker off the mark 🙂 He wrote a nice one on Defining “Analyst Relations” (SageCircle Blog), see my comment below his post. What do you think AR is? I also bookmarked a while back those links:… Read More →
Great post from Jeremiah Owyang from Forrester on the The 7 Tenets of the Connected Analyst. My question to him is: how do you devise a research agenda and how maintain the right distance to separate reporting/blogging from analysis when your online life is connected, virtual and immediate?
Following a long week at Oracle Open World, I attended the West Coast IIAR meeting organised by Peggy O’Neil from H&K and hosted by Evan Quinn from HP, with several of my colleagues and a room full of AR peers. Carter from SageCircle interviewed me (and Annemiek Hamelink from Wagged) after that exhausting week:Oracle’s Ludovic… Read More →
We are very sad to share the news that Michael Selwyn, one of Europe’s most well known and highly respected AR consultants, passed away last Friday. Michael was an active and enthusiastic member of the IIAR, always ready to share his great experience and knowledge, and he will be sorely missed. Our condolences go to… Read More →
As much as Analyst Relations professionals spend time pitching briefings to analysts, we also spend alot of time fielding briefing requests from analysts with specific needs whodon’t always appreciate how much work is required to set up a briefing. Before we actually get everyone in the same room or on the phone, we AR professionals… Read More →
Interesting post by Carter Lusher from Sage Circle lasty week: Spoon feed analysts public information « SageCircle Blog Is it AR’s job to do the research for analysts? Or put differently, where’s the boundary between the analysts’ research job and AR’s job of providing information? What do you think?
A Friday post, just to wind-up my friends at IDC and DQ (Hi Claus, Fabs, Eric, Chris, Ivano, Bo, Angela, Bob… and all the ones I forget!) From Dilbert.com And a serious thought as well: would more transparency in the research process help with objectivity and vendor independence?
In this article, Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Principal with CMS Watch and former VP North America for Ovum, shares some very interesting insights on AR from the analyst’s perspective. Some tips on how not to deal with a critical ‘independent’ analyst I have been an analyst and commentator for 10 years now – for most of that… Read More →
We have heard today (from three sources) that IDG, the parent of IDC, intends to buy Silver Lake Partners’ share in Gartner and the holdings of CEO Eugene Hall. As part of the deal Neil Bradford, former head of Forrester Americas, and Anthony Parslow, until recently head of Datamonitor, will replace Gene Hall as co-CEOs…. Read More →
In the second of our series of ‘email interviews’, we open up the IIAR blog to Robin Bloor (@robinbloor) of Hurwitz & Associates (and yes, the founder of Bloor Research) to share his views on the industry.
The IIAR London Forum is scheduled for Thursday, January 20th in Central London from 3:45 – 6:30 pm. The guest analyst session will feature Brett Azuma, Senior Vice President at Ovum. Members should RSVP to Jane Courtenay, jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.
The IIAR Analyst of the year 2010 winners are: Recap of the IIAR Analyst of the year 2010 winners: Phil Fersht / Horses for Sources, Gartner, Phil Dawson / Gartner, John Rymer / Forrester, Liz Herbert / Forrester, Dane Anderson / Gartner, Phil Fhersht / Horses for Sources, Chris Barnard / IDC, Thomas Murphy /… Read More →
Summary of last IIAR London Forum hosted by @msilman, moderated by @duncanchapple and with Luke Mansell, @euandavis, Roy Illsley. Board elected: @edgyurko, @hannahkirkman, @lludovic, @evanquinn, David Taylor.
Join us for an IIAR Best Practice Call on Insourcing/Outsourcing analyst relations on Thursday, Dec 2nd at 1600 GMT.
Today I hosted a panel of AR leaders to discuss AR best practices in an IIAR phone call: Larry Bissinger of HP; Wendy Shlensky from Infosys; Sushma Rajagopalan from L&T Infotech; and Rob Petrucelli from Accenture
The IIAR London Forum is scheduled for Thursday, November 18th in Central London from 3:45 – 6:30 pm. We will have a panel of the following experts on the Cloud who will be answering questions on the industry and AR best practices. The moderator is Duncan Chapple of Lighthouse AR. TPI, Luke Mansell, Director HfS, Euan Davis,… Read More →
Microsoft is looking for a talented, enthusiastic analyst and influencer relations professional to lead communications programs for Microsoft’s flagship product — Microsoft Office.
The IIAR is delighted to host a teleconference on Best Practices in AR and Outsourcing vendors. The call is scheduled for, Tuesday, Nov 23rd at 4:00pm GMT/11:00am EST. The featured panelists include: Robert Petrucelli, Accenture Sushma Rajagopalan, Head – Global Strategy, L&T Infotech Wendy Shlensky, Analyst Relations, Infosys Larry Bissinger, HP Industry Analyst Relations For those unfamiliar… Read More →
Ray Wang leaves Altimeter Group to form syndicated research house Starts business with incredible global analysts and advisors including Vinnie Mirchandani, Phil Fersht, Dennis Howlett, Paul Papadimitriou and Brian Solis 70% of customers will be buy-side When Ray Wang explains the thinking behind the newest analyst firm on the market, a few words are frequently… Read More →
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 Wendy_Shlensky@infosys.com