IIAR offered free access to Constellation’s Connected Enterprise LiveStream!

Good news for IIAR members! They have been offered free access to the LiveStream of Constellation’s Connected Enterprise event 2012, being held in California, US from November 9 to 11.

IIAR Analyst of the Year 2012: Winners Announced!

IIAR Analyst of the Year logoThe IIAR is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year and Analyst Firm of the Year

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

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Results announced – IIAR Analyst of the Year 2012!

On Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st October the IIAR will be holding a series of calls to announce the winners of this year’s IIAR Analyst of the Year and IIAR Analyst Firm of the Year 2012.

The calls will be led by IIAR Board member and APJ chapter lead – Dave Noble – who masterminded the new format for this year’s survey and has spent the last few weeks analysing the results.

Calls will be held at the following times and will focus on region-specific trends and winners:

  • USA: Tues 30th Oct at West Coast – 2pm/East Coast – 5pm
  • Asia-Pacific/Japan: Weds 31st Oct at Sydney – 5pm/Singapore – 2pm/ Mumbai – 11:30am
  • Europe: Weds 31st Oct at London – 9am/France – 10am

All AR professionals are welcome to attend this call free of charge.

If you would like to take part please email me to reserve your place and receive dial-in details, stating which call you would like to attend.

IIAR AR Cafe – Gartner Symposium, Barcelona on 7 November

On Wednesday 7th November, 3:30pm CET, IIAR member Ludovic Leforestier (AR Director at Bearing Point, @bearingpointar, LinkedIn) will be hosting an IIAR AR Cafe.

This will be an informal get-together to discuss AR-related matters and network with peers. It will no doubt be a welcome break in-between the ever hectic schedule of Symposium. It is also a chance to find out more about the IIAR in terms of what membership offers and events being planned or are currently slated in the diary.

If you would like to attend please email me to receive confirmation and contact details.

This event is free to attend and will be at the Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

IIAR AR US Cafe – Gartner Symposium, Orlando on 21 Oct

On Sunday 21st October at 6:30pm ET, Stephen England – IIAR Board member and Director, KCG – will be hosting a reception event for IIAR members and prospects at Gartner Symposium, Orlando USA. This is a great chance to hear more about the IIAR and to compare notes ahead of the busy Symposium timetable.

The event will be held at the Dolphin Hotel, Fountain Bar and is free to attend.

Please email me to register your interest and receive contact details.

IIAR AR Cafe – Seattle, USA

On Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm PT, there will be an informal get together for AR professionals and analysts at the SeaStar Bellevue. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

This meeting provides a great opportunity to relax after a hard day’s work while utilising the time for some valuable networking. You can also find out more about the IIAR and what it has to offer.

The event will be hosted by IIAR west coast chapter lead and SAP AR Manager, Hannah Hyman. If you would like to attend please email me to receive confirmation and contact details.

[Job Posting] Part-time role: IIAR Secretary maternity cover

Five-month contract for a part-time position working two days a week from home. This is maternity cover for the IIAR Secretary starting 1 Nov 2012. Requires excellent organisational and communication skills, managing events and membership of this non-for-profit organisation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organising and hosting events in key territories: Europe, Australia, USA
  • Membership applications and renewals
  • Website updates, managing blog postings
  • Administrative duties

For further information and/or to apply, please email me.

IIAR APJ Teleconference – Linking AR with Sales

Following on from the popular discussion held at the UK Forum in September last year, the IIAR will once again be hosting a discussion on how to link analyst relations with sales but this time focused on the Asia-Pacific / Japan (APJ) market.

The call will be held on Thursday 18th October at 4pm Sydney / 1pm Singapore & Hong Kong / 10:30am India lasting one hour to include member Q&A. Continue reading

IIAR Forum – Forrester’s Latest Strategy

It was with eager anticipation that IIAR members awaited Forrester’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Tom Pohlmann, to update delegates on Forrester’s strategy at both a regional and global level. The session at the IIAR London Forum did not disappoint.

In an open and honest exchange there was recognition of earlier strategies continuing but with some new developments that are of note to AR professionals.

Role-based strategy: Amalgamating with marketing

The role-based strategy will continue, some may say unfortunately!, but this will now be expanded to focus more on the front office, e.g. marketing, sales enablement and services, and their connection to traditional IT functions. Tom acknowledged that the marketing segment has been one of the fastest growing areas of the business apportioning more than a third of global revenues and so it is an inevitable growth area for the company. This also means Forrester are hiring with the skew towards marketing and strategy analysts versus purely technology analysts. This is a continuation of the past but what seems to be new is the direction they are taking to more closely align marketing and business technology teams, which will be reflected in client interactions and research material. Forrester see their USP as connecting the front office with technology.

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[JOB POSTING] Head of UK Advisor Relations – Capgemini, UK

There are a number of Third Party Advisors who are active in the UK IT Services Market, advising large UK clients on their procurements. Third party advisors therefore represent a key channel for Capgemini to proactively build relationships and ensure advisors have up to date awareness of our capabilities.

The newly created role of Head of UK Advisor Relations will work across our range of services from full lifecycle of Applications (Projects and Application Support) through to Infrastructure Services such as Desktop and Datacentre, and be responsible for managing the Third Party Advisor channel in the UK. The role will ensure a comprehensive relationship programme is in place across all key horizontal offer areas and target verticals.

This individual will be the key point of contact in the UK for advisors and will have a successful track record of nurturing business relationships.  Continue reading

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