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Ovum's David Mitchell Named IIAR EMEA Analyst of The Year

David Mitchell, Senior Vice President of IT Research at Ovum, has been named EMEA Analyst of the Year by The Institute of Industry Analyst Relation's (IIAR).

The annual survey, undertaken by the IIAR and based on responses from 116 analyst relations professionals, also ranks Mitchell the runner up Analyst of the Year (both in the US and globally) and one of the top software analysts of the year globally. Mitchell was "praised for his in-depth coverage of the software market and his independent opinion."

Commenting on his award, David Mitchell said: "Being recognised for the work we do with our customers is a great honour, and that's what the IIAR recognition represents - the views of an important group of our customers."

David is one of the most widely quoted analysts in the industry, focusing on the way that the changing nature of the technology industry affects the businesses that rely on technology to support their operations. He is known for his pragmatic views on the value that technology can bring to business and the challenges that businesses phase in extracting that value.

His expertise covers both infrastructure technology and business applications. He has 18 years experience, working in academia, management consultancy, system integration and product vendor communities.

Ovum was named a top three analyst firm in EMEA and positioned as one of the leading firms globally. The company was also recognised for its specific expertise in both the Services and the Communications & Networking areas.

These results, along with David Mitchell's award, illustrate the value of Ovum both as a business leader in the competitive ICT (Information, Communication and Technology) industry and as a highly effective people business.

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