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    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    Saying farewell to David Bradshaw

    A funeral and celebration for David Bradshaw (shown left in this 2000 Ovum awayday photo, arm raised, with me and other colleagues) is to take place at West Norwood Crematorium, London SE27 at 2.45pm on Tuesday 23rd August and after at the Amba Hotel above London’s Charing Cross Station, on the Strand. David considered that that Ovum in that incarnation was […]

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw 1953-2016

    David Bradshaw, one of the colleagues I worked with during my time as an analyst at Ovum, died on August 11. He led Cloud research in Europe for IDC, whose statement is below. David played a unique role at Ovum, bridging its telecoms and IT groups in the late 1990s by looking at computer-telecoms integration areas like CRM, which I […]

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

    AR managers are failing with consulting firms

    Reflecting the paradoxical position of many clients, Kea’s Analyst Attitude Survey also goes to a wide range of consultants who play similar roles to analysts and are often employed by analyst firms. The responses to the current survey show that consultants are generally much less happy with their relationships with AR teams than analysts are. The paradox is that as […]

    Fersht: some IIAR award-winners “just tick the boxes”

    Fersht: some IIAR award-winners “just tick the boxes”

    Some of the firms mentioned by the IIAR’s analyst team awards fall short of excellence. That’s the verdict of several hundred analysts who took our Analyst Attitude Survey, and of the CEO of one of the top analyst firms. Phil Fersht left the comment below on our criticism of the IIAR awards. We thought we’d reprint it together with the […]

    Do the IIAR awards simply reward large firms?

    Do the IIAR awards simply reward large firms?

    The 2016 Institute for Industry Analyst Relations’ awards seem to be rewarding firms for the scale of their analyst relations, rather than their quality. In a blog post on July 6th, the IIAR awarded IBM the status of best analyst relations teams, with Cisco, Dell and HP as runners-up. Together with Microsoft, which outsources much of its analyst relations to […]

If you are going to Gartner Symposium, go to the AR Forums

logo-gartner.gifSageCircle highly recommends that AR professionals attending Gartner’s Fall Symposia in either Orlando or Cannes go to the AR Forums. This is the opportunity to ask tough questions of Gartner’s CEO and CRO. While some AR professionals express frustrations that Gartner does not immediately do what they ask for in these meetings, the AR Forum is a venue to get the issues on the table and in public.

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Click here to register for Orlando and/or Cannes Gartner AR Forums

  • Learn how your peers get high returns from investments in working with Gartner
  • Get updates on our research plans and participate in a dialogue with the head of Gartner Research, Peter Sondergaard
  • Network with your peers

This event is complimentary and open to all AR professionals.

GARTNER AR FORUM AGENDA

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Welcome

  • Jeff Golterman, group vice president and analyst relations community leader, Gartner High-Tech & Telecom Programs
  • Gene Hall, chief executive officer – Gartner Strategy Update
  • Michael Yoo, senior vice president, High-Tech & Telecom Programs – Gartner High Tech Strategy Update
  • Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of Gartner Research –
  • Gartner Research Update
  • Panel Discussion: Working Effectively With Gartner Throughout the Magic Quadrant Research Process (Panelists will include AR professionals and representatives of Gartner Research)

Orlando AR Forum and Cocktail Reception
BoardWalk Inn
October 14, 2008
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Promenade Ballroom 

Cannes AR Forum and Cocktail Reception
Majestic Barriere Hotel
November 4, 2008
15:00 – 18:00
Royan 1 and 2

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