Little tidbit of news here.
Bob Hayward, Ex-Gartner Senior Vice President and Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific and Japan (and APAC employee #1) has joined Springboard Research.
Bob will be joining as Research Vice President.
I’ve had the pleasure of working at Gartner while Bob was at the helm of the research unit in APAC and I have to say his approach and insight into the IT market in this region are world class. If you’ve ever had the opportunity of seeing one of Bob’s presentations on future IT trends and what that means for countries and vendors in Asia Pacific you’ll know that he’s an infectious person and certainly makes you feel like you’re in the middle of an incredible time of opportunity.
Bob will be joining my former manager (if only for a couple of months) Dane Anderson, who started Springboard Research as an alternative to Gartner DQ and IDC. Springboard utilises technology more in the the distribution and gathering of data and has focused on reducing the time between collection, insight and ultimately recommendations to clients through the use of these continuous research products.
It will be exciting to see what this combination will come up with in the coming months.