IIAR to host Silicon Valley meeting on September 25

Peggy O’Neill (H&K) and Evan Quinn (HP) are cordially inviting readers to the September 25th Silicon Valley meeting of the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations. In an email to IIAR members, they explain:-

The purpose of the meeting is twofold: hold an industry dialogue with independent analysts, and gauge interest in launching a Silicon Valley chapter of IIAR.

The meeting will begin with a panel discussion about “life as an independent analyst in Silicon Valley.” Independent analysts Rob Enderle, Josh Greenbaum, Charlene Li, and Maribel Lopez have agreed to participate. AR teams frequently struggle with how much attention to give independent analysts, some of whom have more media influence than buyer influence. The non-compete clauses at some of the major analyst firms limits analyst mobility, resulting in more independent analysts in California particularly. Are these analysts undercutting the influence of the branded firms? What’s the best way to work with them?

After the panel, IIAR board member Ludo Leforestier of Oracle will lead a discussion about IIAR and take questions about membership benefits. IIAR is considering opening a Silicon Valley chapter. Established in April 2006, the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising industry awareness of the value of analyst relations, promoting and sharing best practice in AR, enhancing communications between vendors and analyst firms, and providing opportunities for AR professionals to meet and network with their industry peers. For further information, visit the IIAR website and blog at www.analystrelations.org and http://blog.analystrelations.org.”

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 at Hewlett-Packard’s Cupertino campus, at the Executive Briefing Center. The address is 19091 Pruneridge Avenue, Building 46; Cupertino, CA 95014.

Please RSVP to Peggy O’Neill by September 19 so that we can print name badges ahead of time.

You’re welcome to forward this invite to any analyst relations colleagues in the Bay Area.

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