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ARchitect AR Happy Hour in Midtown Manhattan – June 26

36 AR professionals confirmed – and rising! CCgroup and the Analyst Observatory at the University of Edinburgh will be among the organizations attending ARchitect‘s second annual New York City happy hour. I’ll be there from CCgroup’s analyst relations team, with Edinburgh faculty members Neil Pollock and Teea Palo. We’re all in the city to discuss Read more about ARchitect AR Happy Hour in Midtown Manhattan – June 26[…]

Analyst Launchpad event: Analyst Relations to Enable Sales

18 JULY 2019BRIEFING Analyst Launchpad Series: Analyst Relations to Enable SalesTIME: 15:00 – 17:00Hear from experts on how to utilise analyst relations for increasing sales and growing business In partnership with the Analyst Observatory at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS), techUK is delighted to launch another free session of the Analyst Launchpad. The seminar Read more about Analyst Launchpad event: Analyst Relations to Enable Sales[…]

Five steps after Informa grab of IHS tech analysts

How to respond to the year’s biggest shakeup Late yesterday we heard the biggest analyst industry news in years. By rolling up four notable analyst firms, and many other businesses, Informa Tech will be as large as Forrester Research.One of the largest US-headquartered analyst organizations, IHS Markit Technology, is joining Ovum, Heavy Reading and Tractica to Read more about Five steps after Informa grab of IHS tech analysts[…]

Nom Nom Nom. Informa grabs IHS Markit Technology

Informa (INF.L) has acquired IHS Markit’s (INFO) TMT business. Informa Tech, which includes Ovum, will have revenues similar to Forrester’s $350m. It represents a dramatic shift in the analyst landscape. Inform announced the transaction on 22 May as part of an exchange of Informa’s agribusiness service for IHS Markit’s TMT portfolio, including the OTT and media teams. Read my take Read more about Nom Nom Nom. Informa grabs IHS Markit Technology[…]

14 things you need to know about analyst interactions

My colleague Elena Georgieva gave a great Lunch and Learn talk to CCgroup colleagues recently. I tweeted the highlights and, wow, it’s enough to make a blog post! A briefing is a great way to inform both analysts, and analyst research, on provider updates and market disruptions. Analysts may know less than spokespeople expect them Read more about 14 things you need to know about analyst interactions[…]

Former Gartner, Inc. Vice Presidents Launch World-Class Analyst Network

It’s not often I get cited in an analyst firm’s press release, so it’s a delight to share this news. 19 experienced worldwide analysts announce The Analyst Syndicate BOSTON, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Former Gartner, Inc. analysts Jeffrey Vining and Steve Hawald are the latest recruits to The Analyst Syndicate, a network of independent industry analysts founded by managing partners Tom Austin, Toby Read more about Former Gartner, Inc. Vice Presidents Launch World-Class Analyst Network[…]

techUK and Edinburgh Uni launch free Analyst Launchpad events

Building on a decade worth of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) sponsored research carried out at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS), the UEBS is joining forces with techUK to deliver a new service package to start-ups and SMEs. As the representative of 700 tech companies, techUK helps develop markets and relationships internationally. Read more about techUK and Edinburgh Uni launch free Analyst Launchpad events[…]

Analyst Observatory

Analyst Observatory takes over the Analyst Value Survey and Analyst Firm Awards

The 2018-19 Analyst Value Survey and 2019 Analyst Firm Awards will be produced by the Analyst Observatory, the research centre at the University of Edinburgh Business School. The Observatory will restructure the survey to reflect the three strongest drivers of value in the 2017-18 survey: legitimate credibility with the demand-side, analysts with relevant knowledge and Read more about Analyst Observatory takes over the Analyst Value Survey and Analyst Firm Awards[…]

Turning technical legitimacy into market action

Regulations, authoritative professional norms and dominant culture set complex expectations for all institutions. In the opening session of a workshop for academics and PhD candidates at the University of Edinburgh Business School, professor John Amis pointed out the way that companies also play a role producing norms, and selecting the social actors, that embed the Read more about Turning technical legitimacy into market action[…]