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What’s happening at Ovum? David Dom Duncan discuss

Two Three (I added Duncan) smart Brits, David Rossiter at Analyst Insight, Dominic Pannell at H&K and Duncan Chapple of Lighthouse AR look at recent changes Ovum. Well worth checking out their posts:

Ovum telecoms chief to leave

Shake-up at Ovum

Ovum at the tipping point?

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks Carter.

    It’s hard to fathom whether the most recent changes are part of a strategic re-alignment of senior management or something else. There has been quite a lot of churn among analyst firms in Europe recently, but it does seem that Ovum is getting more than its fair share.

    I’m told that David Mitchell was enthusiastic about recruitment that has been going on, so perhaps the end result will be an invigorated organisation?

  2. I wrote up some thoughts on this after attending the leaving drinks for some former Ovum colleagues a couple of weeks ago. It’s clearly a result of management actions… http://www.analystequity.com/?p=903

  3. Thanks for the comments. Duncan I added your post to the main post..

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