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    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 […]

    Unmaking fruit salad: 6 ways to help analysts segment markets

    Unmaking fruit salad: 6 ways to help analysts segment markets

     It’s a common challenge for providers: some new or fast-changing market contains very different solutions. Clients want either apples or oranges, but the analyst research reads more like fruit salad. As new solutions come into old markets, or as analysts try to squeeze hot new solutions into their less-exciting coverage areas, it’s increasingly hard for users of analyst research to make […]

    Control in Analyst Attitude Surveys

    Control in Analyst Attitude Surveys

    Because a lot of analysts take part in our Analyst Attitude Surveys, we are able to offer clients what we call a control group. In the language of research, a control group is a group of people who don’t get the treatment that we want to measure the effectiveness of. For example, most firms might be focussed on a top tier […]

    Time for a new direction in AR measurement?

    Time for a new direction in AR measurement?

    Worldwide, Analyst Relations teams are committed to fostering the best information exchange, experiences and trusted relationships with tightly-targetted global industry analysts and influencers. Sometimes the targeting is too narrow and analysts are treated inhumanly. However, the technology buying process is transforming and so must the benchmarking of analyst relationships. There’s already a long-term transformation of analyst relations. Over one-third of technology […]

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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