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[Guest Post] IIAR UK Forum – Sales and Social Media Debated

Contributor: David Rossiter, Head of Sunesis Analyst Relations and Director, Harvard PR

I was delighted to host the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) forum yesterday in a very sunny and hot London.

It is always great to see how many AR professionals are willing to come along and meet old friends, make new contacts, learn about best practice and share their own experiences.

Fionnula Fitzsimons gave an absolutely excellent presentation on AR and sales. It was interesting, insightful and practical. Anyone in AR who needs to get their sales teams on board and demonstrate the value that AR can add to the sales cycle should make sure they get a copy of her presentation (downloadable by IIAR members from Huddle).

And then, we had an excellent panel debate on how analysts use social media with Richard Edwards (Ovum), Dale Vile (Freeform Dynamics) and Dean Bubley (Disruptive Analysis). Robert De Souza of IPsoft chaired a lively discussion. Continue Reading →

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IIAR Snapshot of late September events

We’re really busy with some great events on topics you have asked us to cover. If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to take a look at what’s coming up, in the next week alone, here’s a quick recap:

Thursday 22nd September, 11am ET / 8am PT

 IIAR USA Virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, Gartner

 Thursday 29th September, 3:45-6:30pm BST

IIAR UK Forum with a panel on social media and case study ‘AR on sale!’

Friday 30th September

IIAR Analyst of the Year

Survey closes. Every vote count so make sure your top analyst gets the recognition they deserve

If you would like to take part in either of the two events please let me know via email – these events are reserved for IIAR members only.

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IIAR Asia/Pacific Virtual Forum: Value of Social Media to APJ AR

The IIAR will be holding is first Virtual Forum in Asia/Pacific with a guest panel to discuss:
What’s the value of social media to Asia/Pacific AR professionals?
  • Steven Noble – Senior Analyst (eBusiness & Channel Strategy), Forrester
  • Mandi Bateson – Director, Digital, Hill & Knowlton
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IIAR USA Virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, Gartner

The IIAR USA will be holding its next virtual Forum with Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management, Gartner on Thursday 22nd September, 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST. This is your opportunity to offer constructive feedback for changes to Gartner practices that impact AR – so bring your best ideas.   In particular Jeff is looking for ideas on how to make the AR process more efficient in terms of working with Gartner.  We have arranged for a time so that European IIAR members can also participate.

Agenda:

10 mins – Update from Gartner: Recent/pending changes at Gartner impacting AR

35 mins – Feedback for Gartner:  Ideas, questions, discussion focused on what changes at Gartner would help facilitate AR processess

If you would like to participate please email me to reserve your place. This call is only open to members of the IIAR.

 

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IIAR North American Forum Call

The third in our series of IIAR US virtual meetings will be taking place on Wednesday August 24th at 4-4:45pm PT / 7-7:45pm ET. It’s a chance to learn more about the Springboard acquisition by Forrester and their research coverage in the Asia-Pacific region. Continue Reading →

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Wednesday July 27th: IIAR Virtual Lunch with Mike Harris, GVP, Gartner

The IIAR and Symantec are pleased to host a virtual lunch (noon Pacific, but all are welcome of course) with Mike Harris, GVP at Gartner who oversees the Global Technology & Service Provider research group.  Prep yourself by reading Mike’s recent interview from the Gartner’s June AR Community newsletter.  Mike will provide an overview of the purpose and structure of his team, and then will open up the floor for Q&A.

Mike will provide an overview of the purpose and structure of his team, and then will open up the floor for Q&A.

Please register at Evite if you plan on attending.  If you have any questions email Evan Quinn at evan_quinn@symantec.com.

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Green ICT debated at May 26th IIAR London Forum

Defining ‘Green IT’ in the eyes of the analyst community was a topic of much discussion at last week’s IIAR London Forum. Panellists argued that Green ICT was meaningless when it was used to only represent rather superficial initiatives and not tackle real programmes of change in reducing corporate energy consumption. The value of smart metering and smart grids was also discussed with some scepticism expressed over the true value of smart grids in particular for the outside world.

The remainder of the session saw David Taylor, IIAR Board member, talk about recent updates and host a very popular AR clinic. Notes of these sessions can be found on huddle under ‘Files’ / ‘IIAR London Forums’.

Our thanks go to the guest panellists: David Metcalfe, David Mitchell, Saverio Romeo and moderator, Martin Atherton.

IIAR members can download notes from the session and Ovum’s energy research agenda via huddle.

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Gartner Shares New Insights at March 24th IIAR London Forum

Gartner presented their strategy and positioning update at the IIAR London Forum on Thursday 24th March.

Jeff Golterman / GVP, High-Tech &Telecom Programs shared new insights into their new research themes and how their analysts work.  It revealed that it is increasing analyst coverage in emerging markets for example in Asia, and expanding its focus on IT roles of the CIO and IT professionals. Continue Reading →

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Reminder to Register for the March 24 IIAR London Forum

The next IIAR London Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th, from 3:45 to 6:30pm in Central London.  The guest session will feature Gartner analysts,Alexander Drobik, Group Team Manager, Business Applications and Processes research team, and Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management in Gartner’s High Tech and Telecom Programs business unit.

We still have a few places left, and non-members are invited. Please RSVP to Jane Courtenay, jcourtenay(at)analystsrelations(dot) org.

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March IIAR London Forum Features Gartner

The next IIAR London Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 24th, from 3:45 to 6:30pm in Central London.  The guest session will feature Gartner analysts, Alexander Drobik, Group Team Manager, Business Applications and Processes research team, and Jeff Golterman, GVP, Product Management in Gartner’s High Tech and Telecom Programs business unit.

Members should RSVP to Jane Courtenay, jcourtenay(at)analystsrelations(dot) org.

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Reminder to Attend Jan 20th IIAR London Forum

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 a discussion with Ovum analysts. Brett Azuma, Senior Vice President at Ovum will be joined by Tim Jennings and Carter Lusher.

We still have a few places left, and non-members are invited to attend one London Forum. Please RSVP to Jane Courtenay, jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

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November IIAR London Forum Elects New Board and Holds “Cloud” Panel Discussion

Analysts discuss cloud at last #iiar meeting on TwitpicThe  November 18th IIAR London Forum, kindly hosted by Martin Silman (@msilman, LinkedIn) from AT&T was well attended by members of the IIAR.  In addition to the board election, the guest analyst session featured a  panel of experts on the Cloud who shared their experiences and expertise on AR best practices.  Duncan Chapple of Lighthouse AR (@duncanchapple, LinkedIn) moderated a lively panel discussion with analysts: Luke Mansell / Director TPI (LinkedIn), Euan Davis / Director HfS (@euandavis, LinkedIn), Roy Illsley / Principal Analyst Ovum (LinkedIn).

Members voted in the following new board for 2011:

IIAR members will find detailed notes on the panel discussion as kindly provided by Charmaine Chan / Edelman (@CharmaineChan, LinkedIn) on the institute’s Huddle Extranet (link).

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November IIAR London Forum Features Analyst Panel on the “Cloud”

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.

We have just a few places left, if you would like to attend please contact Jane Courtenay, jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

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September IIAR London Forum Featured European Analyst Panel

Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC and Lawrence Calot, LeCXP

Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC and Lawrence Calot, LeCXP

The September IIAR London Forum was hosted by Bite Communications, and featured a European AR panel with Lawrence Calot of LeCXP,  and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin of PAC. Ludovic Leforestier moderated with questions on the industry in general, AR best practices, and local AR.  The analyst presentations and meeting notes are available to members here.  A special thanks goes Fionnula Fitzsimons, Bite Communications, for hosting the Forum,

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Reminder to Register for IIAR London Forum – Thursday, Sept 16th

There are still a few places left for next Thursday’s Forum featuring a European analyst panel with Laurent Calot, LeCXP and Jean-Christophe Bodhuin, PAC.  If you are not a member of IIAR and have not attended an IIAR Forum before, you can also register for this event.

Please RSVP to the secretary at jcourtenay(at)analystrelations(dot)org.

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IDC Reveals its Global Strategy and Research Agendas at July IIAR London Forum

Martin Canning and Philippe de Marcillac, IDC 

The July IIAR London Forum, hosted by Waggoner-Edstrom in Covent Garden,  was well attended by IIAR members.  IDC analyst Martin Canning was joined by Philippe de Marcillac, Executive Vice President, International Business Units and provided valuable insight into IDCs global operations and coverage.

A full recap of the Forum is available to members here.  A special thanks goes Annemiek Hammelink, Waggener-Edstrom, for hosting the Forum, and to Charmain Chan (@CharmainChan) of Edelman for providing the minutes.

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