Today we found out our great friend and colleague Andrew Parker passed away. It’s difficult to relay such personal news in a public forum, but so many of you know him and worked with him, that we felt it was important to share this news with you.
Many CIOs, sourcing professionals, vendor strategists and analyst relations executives have told me over the years that Andrew was the key IT services and sourcing analyst to know in EMEA. They valued him because they found in Andrew someone who could challenge their existing ideas and engage them in creating new ideas.
Andrew was a wonderful analyst – always willing to aim for the stars with a controversial or ambitious idea. And he knew how to support those ideas with great insights, deep knowledge of clients’ situations, and a broad perspective on the world. Andrew won many internal Forrester awards for his reports and was justifiably proud of his analysis. He had a genuine love for analyst work and was always excited about his research. Below are some of his personal favorites: