|Kea Company Proudly Presents
ANALYST RELATIONS FORUM 2015
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
5 NOVEMBER 2015
Speaker Announcement: Tom Reuner
Tom Reuner is Managing Director for IT Outsourcing Research at HfS Research. Tom will join a multi-angle panel discussion in which focuses on the implications of automation and RPA on the IT research and Analyst Relations industry.
Speaker Announcement: Guy Kirkwood
Guy Kirkwood is an highly experienced authority on robotic process automation (RPA). Guy will join a multi-angle panel discussion in which the conversation will focus on the implications of automation and RPA on the IT research and Analyst Relations industry.
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
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
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.
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel Discussion: Can Legacy Analysts Survive?
A session on new types of analysts and IT research. In three short presentations, followed by a panel discussion, this session will discuss the major changes in the industry witnessed, and will reflect on the future of the IT Research Industry.
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 Breakout Session: 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.
15:00 Breakout Session: To Be Announced
In this multi-angle panel discussion the conversation will focus on how social media 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