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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 […]

Manufacturing and Supply Chain veteran David Boulanger joins Frost & Sullivan – Analyst Ecosystem News

David Boulanger is focused on bringing Frost & Sullivan’s global Industry resources and T.E.A.M. approach to Industrial Automation and Process Division customers with growth-oriented challenges.

A 20-year veteran in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Mr. Boulanger was formerly an Industry Analyst with AMR Research.

Please join us in congratulating David and wishing him great success in his new position.

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Detail on Mr. Boulanger

Mr. David Boulanger is focused on bringing Frost & Sullivan’s global Industry resources and T.E.A.M. approach to Industrial Automation and Process Division customers with growth-oriented challenges.

A 20-year veteran in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Mr. Boulanger was formerly an Industry Analyst with AMR Research in Boston, MA, where he drove their Adaptive Manufacturing research agenda uniting Plant Floor and Enterprise systems for global 2000 manufacturing clients.

Mr. Boulanger has also spent several years at SAP America, Inc. where he was Customer Engagement Director and North American focal point for SAP’s High-Tech Manufacturing and CPG customers for their Perfect Plant initiative. A t SAP, he brought SAP’s Thought Leadership and Best Practices to global manufacturing Sourcing, Supply Chain Planning and Execution and Manufacturing client operations to address manufacturing metrics and visibility challenges uniting the shop floor, the enterprise and outsourced manufacturing partners.

Mr. Boulanger has also spent 15 years at PriceWaterhouse, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM Global Services as an Associate Partner delivering Manufacturing engagements for Fortune 2000 global manufacturing clients. He started his career at Dun & Bradstreet Software / McCormack and Dodge where he was Northeast Region Consulting Manager for manufacturing clients.

Mr. Boulanger is a graduate of Colby College in Maine and Northeastern University in Massachusetts. He is a member of MIT’s Entrepreneurial Forum, the Massachusetts High Tech Leadership Council (MTLC) and is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University’s High-Tech Graduate MBA Program.

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