Personal Log: Welcoming Alan Webber and Lora Cecere to Altimeter Group!

Published on January 26, 2010 by R "Ray" Wang

Altimeter Group Adds Supply Chain and Public Sector Coverage

Our enterprise strategy clients continue to seek advice on how to apply disruptive technologies to change their business models, innovate around their processes, or adjust their organizational structure.  We’re seeing demand for a point of view that may start with customer strategy and end with supply chain management or begin with government innovation and move quickly to social CRM.  This approach requires deep industry experience and a holistic approach that encompasses topics, industries, market sizes, and or roles.  As we grow, we will continue to add individuals with a passion for collaboration and innovation. In fact, we’ve already added Valerie Cachola as our operations manager, who will keep the planes in the air.  And as part of our growth plan for Altimeter Group and the Enterprise Strategy practice, please welcome the latest Altimeter Group partners Alan Webber and Lora Cecere!

Alan Webber, Government Innovation

Headshot Alan Webber

With a strong focus on making organizations more efficient and more effective, Alan helps government agencies manage the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies and improve interactions between government and citizens and businesses. Returning to his roots, Alan will also be helping organizations understand the impact and role of clean technologies and sustainability in business.

Alan has more than 16 years of business and government management and technology experience working with commercial and government clients around the globe. Prior to striking out on his own and joining Altimeter Group, Alan was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered government and the B2B user experience.  Prior, he led various strategic planning, performance management, eGovernment, and Web initiative efforts for the US government at the Department of the Interior and the National Science Foundation.

When it comes to cross collaboration, Alan will mesh well with the other Altimeter team members. Together with Jeremiah Owyang, Alan will be helping government agencies and leaders use social media to better engage with citizens and businesses. Alan and Ray Wang advising clients on the implementation of ERP and CRM systems in the public sector.

Connect with Alan on twitter at @AlanWebber, or read his blog.

Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Management

Headshot Lora Cecere

With deep experience in using enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence, Lora provides early adopters with a first mover advantage. For software vendors, Lora provides strategic guidance in go to market strategies; reviews and designs software licensing, pricing, support, and maintenance policies; delivers competitive assessments; evaluates software partner ecosystems; and actively researches the evolution of business processes like supply chain compliance, deduction management, order-to-cash effectiveness, supply chain metrics, and emerging supply chain processes.

Her analyst experiences include Vice President roles at Gartner Group and most recently at AMR Research.  Before serving as an industry analyst, Lora was a line-of-business user/buyer and a builder of enterprise solutions.  She’s launching a new blog, Supply Chain Shaman , and is on
Twitter at @lcecere.

Your POV

Got topic ideas for coverage?   Interested in working at Altimeter Group?  Got a disruptive technology or business model?  Please post or send on to rwang0 at gmail dot com or r at softwareinsider dot org and we’ll keep your anonymity.

Related blog posts discussing this announcement.

Alan Webber’s post on his blog – Alan update – Joining Altimeter Group!

SageCircle – With expansion and professionalism, Altimeter Group raises its relevance with both enterprises and vendor analyst relations

Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang – Growth at Altimeter Group: Supply Chain Management, Government Innovation

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