First German IIAR Stammtisch kicks off

The first German IIAR Stammtisch will kick off on Tuesday, 24th June, at 5pm CET at Cordobar, located in the famous Glockenback district of downtown Munich on, at Ickstattstraße 1a.

This is a must-attend event for Analyst Relations professionals working in Germany, or with German-focused analysts. The IIAR is building a community of AR pros in Germany and we’re getting together to network and discuss German-specific elements of AR. Continue reading

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IIAR members – be among the first to meet the management team of new Ovum

Ovum logoAt 17:00 on the 26th June, the UK arm of the IIAR is meeting with Steve Hotham CEO of the newly merged Ovum / ITM Research company (which is branded Ovum), along with Martin Hill, MD of Ovum’s Telecoms Research and Consulting, and Ian Charlesworth, MD of Ovum’s IT Research and Consulting.

They will be presenting the new Ovum organisation and its new product range and capabilities as well as explaining the many changes that have taken place as a result of the merger, which was announced in April. Continue reading

What’s going on next week at Gartner Symposium?

After over 12 years in Cannes, the Gartner Symposium is moving to Barcelona. The events team told me that they were going to move it in 2012 anyway, but had to do it one year earlier because of the G20 (you know, that meeting that’s turned into a Greek tragedy). Anyhow, is there anyone here who remembers when it all started? I’ve been to about 12 and lost the count…

Here is a summary of activities for AR pros in general.

Monday 7th November 2011

  • 0930-1030 – Barcelona “Optimizing Relationships With Analyst Firms” Tutorial
    Timor Meeting Room, Hilton Diagonal Mar Hotel This is a seminar organized by Gartner, see below for the description.

Tuesday 8th November 2011

  • 1530-1830 – Barcelona AR Forum and Cocktail Reception
    Ballroom C, Hilton Diagonal Mar Hotel
    Gene Hall, Peter Sondergaard, Jeff Golterman will as usual present a business and research update. Caroline Dennington (@CIARgirl) from Symantec and myself will be on a panel. Do sent any questions you’d like to be asked to Gartner my way (DM @iiar or email lleforestier a.t analstrelationsdotorg)
  • 2030- IIAR Café
    This is the usual social for IIAR Members, the details are on Huddle. Except since many need their beauty sleep, we’re doing dinner rather than breakfast. Continue reading

IIAR Cafe with Carter Lusher – 12 May 2011

On Thursday 12th May 2011 the IIAR will be hosting an IIAR Café for its members in London, UK from 5:30-7:30pm. Continue reading

IDC-IIAR Luncheons at IDC Directions: March 9th Boston, March 15th San Jose

Presentations by Crawford Del Prete, Barbara French and the IIAR

Going to IDC Directions in Boston or San Jose in March, or thinking about it? You are invited to attend a special luncheon co-hosted by the IIAR at IDC’s U.S. Directions for analyst relations professionals. Besides networking with fellow AR people, there will be presentations by IDC EVP Crawford DelPrete and Barbara French, founder of Tekrati and Sway (see www.barbarafrench.net). Continue reading

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