Analyst relations is one of the least understood disciplines in the technology sector. Among many in the industry, the role of analysts is fraught with conspiracy theories and misconceptions that rival any political thriller. Just what does it take to be ranked at the top of category…or to be placed up and to the right in a quadrant chart? In this webcast we explore the objectives and perspectives of the major analysts who cover the technology industry. Richard Stiennon provides an insider’s view of what analysts are looking for from vendors that they analyze, and how they work with end users to advise and direct current and future investments in technologies.
Richard Stiennon is author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and the soon to be published Cyber Defense: Countering Targeted Attacks.
Prior to founding IT-Harvest, Richard Stiennon was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc., the leading UTM vendor. Before Fortinet, he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Before Webroot, Mr. Stiennon was VP Research at Gartner Inc. where he covered security topics including firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security consulting, and managed security services for the Security and Privacy group. He is a holder of Gartner’s Thought Leadership award and was named “One of the 50 most powerful people in Networking” by NetworkWorld Magazine. He was also named “Security Superstar” by CRN magazine and named “Security Industry Pioneer” by SCMagazine. Most recently,Richard was named one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful Voices in Security” by Sys-Con Media. Richard Stiennon is the most followed security expert on Twitter and manages the 5000+ members of the Security Leaders Group on LinkedIn. He is widely quoted in the press including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, San Jose Mercury News, and USA Today among many other trade publications.
Richard consults with major corporations and government agencies on security architectures and cyber threats.
Stiennon writes the Cyber Domain blog at Forbes.He has written for Network World (IDG) and CIO Update (Jupiter Media) along with editing the Cyber Defense Weekly newsletter. Stiennon earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He holds two patents. He is working toward his MA in War in the Modern World at King's College, London.
IT-Harvest is an industry analyst firm founded by Richard Stiennon, security expert and industry analyst, who is known for disrupting the industry with his insight. IT-Harvest creates reports and analysis of trends in emerging threats and the technology to counter them. Vendors engage IT-Harvest for strategic guidance on product road maps, acquisitions, and influence. Enterprises around the world use IT-Harvest guidance for product and architecutre decision making. Wall Street engages with IT-Harvest to identityfy category leaders, industry trends, and investment opportunities.
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