|Kea Company Proudly Presents
ANALYST RELATIONS FORUM 2015
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
5 NOVEMBER 2015
Location Announcement: The Proud Archivist, Shoreditch
We are very happy to announce a great location which fits the forward-looking nature of this year’s Analyst Relations Forum.
Speaker Announcement: Allen Valahu
Allen Valahu is Global Industry Analyst Relations Managing Director for Accenture. Allen will join a panel of leading tech industry marketing executives who “get” the new generation influencer and have some great ideas how to manage next generation analyst relationships within their marketing strategies.
Speaker Announcement: Naveen Rajdev
Naveen Rajdev is the Chief Marketing Officer for Wipro Limited. Naveen will join a panel of leading tech industry marketing executives who “get” the new generation influencer and have some great ideas how to manage next generation analyst relationships within their marketing strategies.
Keynote Announcement: Phil Fersht
If you are talking about future looking people, we have just the keynote for that. As founder of HfS Research, Phil Fersht has been making waves in the IT research industry for years. We are honoured to be able to welcome Phil to the Analyst Relations Forum 2015 as our keynote speaker!
“The AR Forum is a great event and one that is firmly on my calendar every year”
"As an AR Professional, the annual AR Forum is a valuable experience providing insight in to industry issues, best practices and most importantly, a fantastic opportunity to catch up and engage with peers."- Caroline Dennington, Symantec
“The AR Forum is a much-needed event for AR professionals”“The AR Forum is a much-needed event for AR professionals, especially for the many of us who run solo programs. I found lots of new ideas for doing things differently as well as validation of the things we are doing right. The networking and connections are invaluable.”
-Robin Schaffer, UNIT4
“The AR forum had an impressive attendee list of AR professionals representing many of the leading IT companies across Europe”“The forum covered interesting, relevant topics that are crucial to the successful management of modern day AR. The sessions encouraged the sharing of ideas and best practices. They also highlighted the value that analyst firms, both large and small, can bring to clients. In addition it provided a great networking opportunity. All in all a great event!”
-John Burton, EPAM Systems
Allen Valahu is Global Industry Analyst Relations Managing Director at Accenture, where he has held media relations and corporate communications roles since 1998.Read More
As the Chief Marketing Officer for Wipro Limited, Naveen Rajdev is responsible for Wipro’s brand, communications, analyst relations, media and public relations, digital marketing and business marketing globally.Read More
Phil Fersht is founder and Chief Executive Officer at HfS Research. He is an acclaimed author, analyst and visionary in Global Business Services and Outsourcing, the Digital Transformation of enterprise operations and talent strategies.Read More
Dariusz Bazeli is General Manager at Geoban Poland, part of the Santander Group.Read More
Daniel Dines is the Founder and CEO of UiPath, the vendor of RPA software that powers the intelligent process automation solutions offered by few of the most technology savvy BPO firms.Read More
Pascal Baker is co-founder and head of sales of Symphony Ventures, a company which exists of experienced practitioners and experts in automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and innovative resourcing solutions.Read More
Shashank Kulkarni is CEO of ARinsights, the company that markets the ARchitect software platform for Analyst Relations.Read More
Camille Mendler is Lead Analyst in Ovum’s Enterprise Services team, and has 20 years’ multi-disciplinary experience in global telecommunications. She is a frequent speaker, moderator, and commentator on telecoms industry issues.Read More
Tim O’Sullivan manages the Deloitte Digital Transformation AR program globally.Read More
Richard Holway MBE is chairman of TechMarketView LLP, and is considered to be one of the UK’s leading ICT analysts.Read More
Debleena Paul is Industry Analyst Relations Lead for SapientNitro Europe, and a board member for the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR).Read More
Henrietta Lacey-Gutsell is Senior Global Analyst Relations Manager at CGI, with more than ten year’s experience in Analyst Relations.Read More
Tom Reuner is Managing Director for IT Outsourcing Research at HfS. Tom is responsible for driving the HfS research agenda for the “As-a-Service Economy” across SaaS applications, cloud eco-systems and IT .Read More
Guy Kirkwood is an highly experienced authority on robotic process automation (RPA).Read More
Duncan Chapple is senior vice-president at Kea Company. Duncan helps high-growth companies to use relationships to influence customers, channel partners and third-party sales recommenders like analysts, advisors and consultants.Read More
William Tincup is co-founder and Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research. He is one of the leading thinkers on the intersection of HR and technology. William has been blogging about HR related issues since 2007.Read More
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08:30 Welcome and Registration
09:00 Opening Remarks
09:15 Keynote - Thriving in a Market that Refuses to Change: Research-as-a-Service
Phil Fersht, Founder and CEO of HfS Research, will discuss the rise of new analyst firms which are disrupting the traditional business models and relationships between analysts, AR executives and end-users.
10:00 Fireside Chat: How leading Marketing Executives Are Leveraging the New Types of Influencers
Keynote Phil Fersht hosts an onstage “fireside chat” with two leading marketing executives who “get” the new generation influencer and who have great ideas on how to manage next generation analyst relationships within their marketing strategies.
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel Discussion: Can Legacy Analysts Survive?
An expert panel will look at how new types of analysts and IT research are changing the industry, and how analysts firms need to adapt their operations and business models to remain relevant to all types of research consumers.
13:30 Breakout Session: Exclusive Insights Into the Analyst Value Survey 2015-2016
Duncan Chapple will share an exclusive highlight of the findings of the Analyst Value Survey 2015-2016 with the AR Forum attendees.
13:30 Breakout Session: The Impact of RPA and Automation
A panel consisting of a sourcing advisor, advisor relations professional, analyst relations professional and an analyst will discuss the implications on automation and RPA on the IT research and Analyst Relations industry.
14:30 Coffee Break
15:00 The Impact of Digital
In this multi-angle panel discussion the conversation will focus on how digital transformation has impacted the world of IT research and Analyst Relations, and perhaps more importantly, how this will continue to do so in the future.
16:00 Closing Keynote: To Be Announced
17:00 Drinks and Networking
Bringing together the most forward thinking innovators in the IT Research and Analyst Relations Industry
The Analyst Relations Forum is the event for the Analyst Relations community organised by Kea Company. Each year the AR Forum is crafted with care to bring together an exclusive mix of people from across the world who are active in the Analyst Relations and IT Research industry.
Venue: The Proud Archivist
With great pleasure we announce the home of Analyst Relations Forum 2015, a great location which fits the forward-looking nature of this year’s AR Forum. London is home to the third-largest technology startup cluster in the world, Silicon Roundabout. Situated right in the centre, on the Regent’s Canal in Shoreditch, The Proud Archivist is a combined gallery, bar, restaurant, cafe and events space, serving fabulous food and drink in a beautiful setting. This will be the home for the AR Forum 2015.