IDC plus “developing strategic AR programmes” at October’s UK IIAR Forum – 15th Oct.

IDCHow do you ensure that your AR programme is adding value to the business?  How do you build a strategic AR programme?

In a roundtable discussion, led by high-level and experienced AR professionals who have a proven track record for developing and running highly regarded AR programmes, these are some of the questions we’ll be answering at our next UK meeting.

Before this discussion, there’s an exclusive session with IDC.  Marianne Kolding (LinkedIn), the Vice President of European Services Research at IDC, will be speaking on its reach and influence with the end-user community. Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS – IDC to speak on end-user influence at new UK meeting

We’re delighted to confirm that IDC will be speaking at our next IIAR meeting in London on its reach and influence with the end-user community.

Please do hold the date (Wednesday 15th October from 5.00 – 7.00pm) for this exclusive and insightful session.

More to follow…

In the meantime, do let Trevor know if you want to come along.  (Entry is free to all IIAR members.  Non-members are also welcome but there may be a small charge).

IIAR London Forum, 5th March 2014 – Ethics and Social Media

The IIAR is holding a UK Forum, in London, on the 5th March 2014, with 2 panels to discuss “Ethics in the Analyst Industry” and the “Value of Social Media in Analyst Engagements”. Both topics overlap and are at the forefront of today’s Analyst Relations practice. Free to attend for all IIAR Members, new members may join here or contact the IIAR to purchase a “seat” for the Forum. Just make sure you SAVE the DATE.

Date: March 5th,2014TIME: 3.45pm to 7pm

Venue: London             .

Agenda
3:45 to 4:05 pm: Refreshments
4:15 to 5:00 pm: Panel 1
5:05 to 5:50 pm: Panel 2
5:50 to 7:00 pm: Networking over drinks
7:00 onwards: Drinks/Dinner at a nearby place of refreshment

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IIAR London Forum: 4th December 2013 – Report

This IIAR Forum, kindly hosted by Fleishman Hillard in Covent Garden, was well attended by more than 20 members plus the panel members for the two discussion sessions…

Selling your company on the value of professional analyst relations, hosted by David Rossiter (Sunesis). Panel members…

Understand how user organizations specifically choose to engage with the research community. Simon Levin hosted this panel of…

Both sessions stimulated a good deal of healthy discussion, between the chair, the panellists and the audience of IIAR members with many interesting views on both panel subjects. A full recording of both sessions is available (for IIAR members) here. For those that prefer to “speed-read” some of the key points of the discussions read the meeting report here (again, for IIAR Members).

Join the IIAR at the UK London Forum – 4th December

Places at the IIAR London Forum are filling up fast, don’t panic though, there is still room for more !

With a great agenda of two discussion panels discussing two key AR topics, full details immediately below and here, make sure you book your place now. To attend this Forum, register directly via this >LINK<. The Forum is free to attend for IIAR Members (another good reason for joining the IIAR) or for non-members there is a fee of £75 that is redeemable against IIAR Membership over the next 12 months. Click here to proceed.

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Please register now so we can ensure you are able to join the Forum without any last minute hassle.

IIAR London Forum on 4th December

This, not to miss Forum, has just got better, there are now two panel discussions …

New panel discussion – Selling your company on the value of professional analyst relations …

It can sometimes be a challenging task to sell the value of professional analyst relations to the business. We’ve all been asked time after time, “so tell me again, why are these analysts important?”. We’re therefore delighted to have a panel of experts, including Bill Reed and Tim O’Sullivan (confirmed so far, there may be more), sharing their insights and experiences on how you can successfully show the value of analysts to the rest of your company and demonstrate the variety of important roles they have in influencing customers and other stakeholders. Please bring your thinking and talking hats along as this will be a practical, debate driven session on the explanations, arguments and tactics that can be used with management and colleagues alike.

This IIAR Forum is open to all IIAR Members, past and prospective IIAR Members.

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IIAR UK Forum – Save the Day – 4th December 2013.

On 4th December the IIAR UK Chapter will be hosting the November forum delayed by the storms. As advertised before this will be a unique session. For our panel discussion we already have confirmed:

  • Ron Baillie (Strategy and Architecture Director at Tullow Oil),
  • Simon Niven (Global Head of Technology Services at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Alistair Russell (Advisory Practice Director at CIO Connect)

This session will provide us all with a chance to “peek behind the curtain” and understand how user organizations specifically choose to engage with the research community. Continue reading

IIAR UK Forum: 24th September 2013 – Report

On Tuesday September 24th the UK chapter held its latest forum. There were three separate presentations and discussions at this forum: reviews of the research focus and relevance of both IHS electronics & media and Analysys Mason telecoms research. The final session was a presentation and discussion led by The Skills Connection. This gave attendees a chance to peek behind the sales curtain at these types of firms sharing some details on the practices and focus of sales in the large analyst houses, midsize specialists and small boutiques. The Forum concluded with the group sharing a range of best practices to bear in mind around briefings, events and annual contracts. The full report is available here as well as the Analysys Mason presentation and recordings of the meeting are available for IIAR members on our Huddle extranet

The next IIAR UK Forum – “The Big Event” – will be held on the 30th October at 4pm (UK time); save the day and register your interest now !

IIAR UK Forum – The Next BIG Event – CIO Discussion Panel Chaired by CIO-Connect

SAVE THE DATE – 30th October, 16:00 – 18:00 (UK Time)

This will be a really exciting event that no IIAR member (or prospective member) should miss. The main session will be a panel of CIOs, chaired by CIO-Connect. In this session we will hear from the CIOs the research they rely on, why and what information they look for, to support their function and business. Thus providing a unique insight into how buyers engage with the analyst community. This will provide great opportunity for both AR professionals and the IIAR, helping the IIAR better understand the needs of AR professionals. Please book 4-6pm on October 30th in your diary NOW so you don’t miss this key event.

This is a members only event, if you are interested in attending as a new or prospective IIAR member please email the IIAR.

Location and all other details will be sent by email to those attending.

Final call to join THE analyst/AR event of the year: Tues 16th July, 5pm in London

After a hard day’s work what could be better than enjoying a cold beer with your analyst friends and AR peers in an open-air bar overlooking London. What’s more, thanks to our kind friends at Tata Consultancy Services, there’ll be free drinks and canape’s on offer too!

We have over 150 people registered to attend, with more than 100 analysts from firms including, Gartner, ForresterIDC and Ovum along with a host of others from the likes of Analysys MasonNelson Hall and Current Analysis among  others. Continue reading

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