Chief Research Officer
Robin Bloor is a leading authority in the IT industry, and in the 17 years since founding Bloor Research he has become an influential commentator on many corporate IT issues. He has experience as a software developer and as the managing director of a financial systems software company.
He speaks at conferences, user groups and seminars addressing audiences across the world on a variety of technology topics from eCommerce through to IT Strategy and trends. He has expertise across the whole field of IT with particular expertise in database, development tools, system management, IT security and hardware technology.
He is co-author of SOA for Dummies, along with Judith Hurwitz, Carol Baroudi and Marcia Kaufman. The book, published in autumn 2006 has already become remarkably popular. He is also the author of a best-selling business book "The Electronic Bazaar: From the Silk Road to the eRoad". Published in 1999, this book was featured as book of the week by The Times. Published in the US a year later, it was referred to as "a classic" by Publisher's Weekly (in the US) and described by the Library Journal (also in the US) as "One of the Best Business Books of 2000".
A regular visitor to Europe, he's now resident in Austin, Texas and is a partner with US analysts Hurwitz & Associates.
He has been influential in shaping the direction and thinking of a generation of IT strategists and continues to provide insight on the direction of IT as it moves forward.