If you have looked at my LinkedIn page recently, then you probably already know the news. Change is inevitable, at least for me it is inevitable. Last month I decided to rejoin the major technology analyst world and join the Government Insights group at IDC. IDC is a top analyst firm with a great group of analysts really focused on providing value to both the vendor and the government end-user, and I am looking forward to being a key part of the growing Government Insights team.
At IDC I will be focusing on digital government, focusing on the intersection between society/culture, technology, and government and specifically covering the market forces and transformative technologies that are critical to the evolution and success of national government agencies and programs. In 2014 and 2015 I will be looking at four primary areas or themes:
- Building a Digital Foundation: Digital Government Technology Strategies and Policies
- Looking Beyond The Risks: Digital Risk, Cybersecurity, and Privacy
- Dynamic Engagement: Citizen, Partner and Agency Digital Engagement
- Adaptive Workplace: Changing Workplace, Workforce Management, and Outsourcing
These research topic areas are critical to government right now and digging into them should be a lot of fun. And, of course, this is not the complete list. I mean, does any analyst really have a complete list of all the topics they want to research? There will be other topics and areas I will most likely dig into, both in my official research and on this blog. More information will be available closer to October when I officially launch my new program.
If you have a minute, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, say hi, and provide any feedback you may have on the topic areas and the research you think I should be writing. If you are a relevant vendor and interested in briefing me, please drop me a note at email@example.com and we will get some time on the calendar. Also note that I will be updating my research agenda here as it becomes more firm and I launch new research efforts.