IDC logoJay Andersen was in touch to remind me that IDC, Hill & Knowlton and the IIAR will host a luncheon meeting for analyst relations professionals at next week’s IDC Directions 2010 in San Jose, Calif.

Advanced registration is required. If you’re involved in analyst relations, at an agency or vendor, you can register for the meeting. Likewise, if you’re between AR-focused jobs, you can register. You’ll also get complimentary access to the full-day IDC conference.

Request your invitation via an email to Peggy O’Neill at More at IIAR blog.

Big thanks to IDC, the analyst relations practice at H&K, and the IIAR for their generosity in arranging the private luncheon and the free access to the Directions 2010 conference.

Hyatt Regency - attached to Santa Clara Convention Center
Cypress Room
March 10, 2010
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

12:15PM - 12:30 PM
Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Research, IDC, will provide an overview and highlight the details of IDC’s end user IT research strategy. His presentation will include an update on IDC’s Insights organization, IDC’s MarketScape assessment tool, and the ground breaking IDC Insights Community.

12:30 PM - 1:05 PM
Joshua Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Hill & Knowlton’s global tech practice lead, will present key findings from H&K’s 2009 tech decision maker’s study, the latest insights on the impact of AR on IR and corporate valuation, and the evolving role of AR professionals as they take on Influencer Relations roles in the new social media era.

1:05 PM - 1:15 PM
Peggy O’Neill, Board Member IIAR, will provide a brief update of IIAR initiatives and discuss the benefits of IIAR membership.

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Barbara on August 26th, 2009

Personal congratulations to Ray Wang, formerly with Forrester Research, and Jon Collins, head of Freeform Dynamics for taking top honors as “Analyst of the Year” in a survey of analyst relations professionals. More at Tekrati.

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Barbara on May 27th, 2009

Hannah Kirkman was in touch with an invitation to the IIAR breakfast meeting in conjunction with the Forrester IT Forum EMEA in Berlin next week.  It’s an opportunity to find out about the IIAR (Institute of Industry Analyst Relations) and network with analyst relations peers.  

The informal breakfast meeting starts at 8:00AM CET on Wednesday, June 3rd at the Maritim Hotel. 

If you plan to go, please RSVP to Hannah via the IIAR or her agency, Richmond Green.

Forrester’s IT Forum EMEA 2009 runs June 3-5 at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin.

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Barbara on May 11th, 2007

The May 2007 meeting of the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Forum will feature Forrester Research. Guest speakers are David Metcalfe, a senior vice president at Forrester, and senior analyst Kevin Lucas. The meeting is open to current IIAR Forum members and a limited number of first-time guests. Seating is limited; RSVP to the IIAR secretary.

The meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. on May 17th, at BT’s offices.

The IIAR has been established to raise awareness of analyst relations and the value of industry analysts, promote best practice amongst analyst relations professionals, enhance communication between analyst firms and vendors, and provide opportunities for AR practitioners to network with their industry peers. Membership is open to everyone in the analyst relations community.

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Reprinted from Tekrati.
Author: David Rossiter, guest columnist

The IIAR has launched a new website, offering members access to an AR job shop, discussion forums, a calendar of training courses and events, as well as a library. In addition, Gartner’s Peter Sondergaard and Aaron Yaverski will address the March IIAR meeting.

“Update on the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations”

There’s been a lot going on at the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations recently so it seemed an appropriate time for a quick update.

As you may have seen, we now have a website (www.analystrelations. org). This contains information and news on the Institute as well as various sections for members. These include an AR job shop, discussion forums, a calendar of training courses and events, as well as a library that contains (among other things) ‘best practice’ whitepapers and analyst firm research agendas and team directories. (Hat tip to Tekrati for providing the newsfeed we use on our homepage).

Looking ahead, we’re delighted to have Gartner presenting at our next meeting which is taking place on 15 March. Peter Sondergaard (SVP and head of research) and Aaron Yaverski (GVP, high-tech provider product management) are our guest speakers. If anyone is interested in attending, please contact us using the details on the website.

In January, at our last meeting, IIAR members and guests from companies such as BEA, BT, CA, Cisco, LogicaCMG, Oracle, T-Systems and Unisys came to hear Datamonitor executives Anthony Parslow and Tim Royston-Webb. There was obviously lots of interest in Datamonitor’s recent acquisition of Ovum and Anthony and Tim spoke openly about the company’s future plans for the business.

There’s a summary of the meeting at the IIAR Yahoo Group. Members can find more information, including the Datamonitor presentation and handouts, in the Library section of the IIAR website.

Profile: Tekrati guest columnist David Rossiter is a managing partner at Sunesis, a UK-based PR agency focused on helping companies communicate with IT industry analysts. He is board member of the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations. Find his complete blog at

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The Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) will hold its next Forum on Thursday, January 18, at the Unisys offices in London. Datamonitor executives Anthony Parslow and Tim Royston-Webb will discuss the recent acquisition of Ovum and the Datamonitor research proposition and strategy. Seating is limited and reserved for IIAR members; RSVP immediately.

The meeting will start promptly at 4:30 p.m.

Forums are open to IIAR members. Contact the organization for details on membership and an application form.

The IIAR also hosts a group analyst relations discussion board at Yahoo! This free resource is available to analyst relations professionals worldwide. Request access to stay in touch with peers, share links and tips, ask questions, arrange meeting up at analyst events, and more. Vendor and agency AR professionals are welcome.

Editor’s note: Tekrati is pleased to support IIAR with editorial, volunteerism, and discounts on Tekrati services. IIAR members are eligible for a $30 discount on first-time Analyst Profiles subscriptions. Contact me for details.

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