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Dresner Advisory Services

June 13, 2016 09:00 ET

Dresner Advisory Services Announces New Additions to Its Research Team

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2016) -  Dresner Advisory Services today announced the appointment of Bill Hostmann to Research Fellow, and Rob Rose as Director of Research Operations. The company promoted Jim Ericson to Vice President and Research Director.

Mr. Hostmann will serve Dresner Advisory Services in a number of capacities -- including accelerated expansion into a broader information management agenda and ongoing support and interaction with key clientele.

Mr. Hostmann has more than 20 years of product management experience at the intersection of business intelligence/analytics and data analytics infrastructure, including positions in product and general management at Gemstone Systems, Informix, and Informatica. He spent 14 years as a research analyst at Gartner, including several years as a VP and Distinguished Analyst for BI/Analytics. Mr. Hostmann served as conference chair of the Gartner BI/Analytics Conference for many years, growing the number of conference attendees from hundreds to several thousand attendees.

"We're excited to add such a wealth of experience to the Dresner Advisory team. Bill is a respected, seasoned industry analyst and he brings deep understanding of the industry to the organization," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer.

The company also appointed Rob Rose as Director, Research Operations. Mr. Rose will investigate new topic areas and work with the team to define a strategy for expanding the Dresner Advisory research agenda.

Mr. Rose has more than 30 years' experience with technology companies and is a leader in corporate strategy, research and development, product management, and product marketing. As chief designer, R&D executive, and strategy executive for IBM Business Analytics, and past chief strategy officer at Cognos, Mr. Rose worked with the management teams to develop product and market directions and create go-to-market models. Mr. Rose is the author of "Smooth Sailing on Rough Seas: 8 Principles of High-Performance Business" and has written numerous articles about analytics as well as technology and marketing trends for various industry publications.

"Rob's comprehension of the market and technology will be a valuable asset as we define additional topic areas and develop a strategy for delivering innovative research addressing new user paradigms. We are excited to have him on board," added Mr. Dresner.

The company promoted Jim Ericson to Vice President and Research Director. Mr. Ericson joined Dresner Advisory Services in June 2014 and has been a key contributor to the company's research, from the flagship Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence and Enterprise Planning reports, to the extensive collection of thematic reports covering Collective Insights™, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and BI, Embedded BI, and other topics.

"Jim has been instrumental to the successful execution on our existing research agenda," continued Mr. Dresner. He has worked tireless to continually deliver in-depth, insightful analysis to our coverage areas on a monthly basis. We are thrilled to promote him and look forward to continuing our collaboration."

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas.

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