I've left JupiterResearch for Visual Sciences
Those of you who follow the Web Analytics Forum at Yahoo! Groups might have just noticed that I announced that I’ve left JupiterResearch to join the team at Visual Sciences. I had this to say:
“As some of you already know, Friday the 13th was my last day with JupiterResearch. After two years, three books, and over two dozen reports I decided that I really missed working directly with companies to apply the ideas and insights I’ve been writing about. While being an analyst was fantastic and working with the folks at JupiterResearch was the best, I realize my place is in the trenches, not looking down from 50,000 feet.That’s why I’ve joined the team at Visual Sciences.
As of Monday I’ve started working with Jim MacIntyre (CEO), Bob Chatham (CMO; formerly at Forrester Research), and a host of other amazingly talented folks to help evangelize, sell, install and use the Visual Sciences suite of applications. My job is to work with our customers to take their use of analytics to a higher level, supporting their move from traditional “look backwards” reporting to true analytics competitor status. Given the great companies already on our roster, I’m pretty excited about the opportunity.
I chose Visual Sciences for two reasons: First, Jim MacIntyre’s vision for his company, treatement of his employees, and demeanor towards his competitors is well aligned with my personal and professional goals. Second, because ** I believe ** the Visual Sciences platform is the most powerful technology available today for web data analysis. I first described the application in October of 2004 as being a “disruptive technology”; with each subsequent version release my assessment only becomes more true.
If you’re interested in my decision, the company, or our products, I’d love to chat with you one-on-one, outside of this forum. I promise to not act like Tom Cruise and jump up and down on Oprah’s couch. It’ll be difficult, but decorum rules the day.
You can reach me anytime at my new email address: “ericp at visualsciences dot com” or continue to use my personal address, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also keep up with what I’m doing via my soon-to-be-overhauled weblog …”
While I’m sure I’ll have a great deal more to say on the subject as time goes on, let me assure you that this was a very well thought-out decision on my part. Please do feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. Also, if you haven’t already, and you’re interested, take the time to subscribe to my weblog so you’re sure to keep up on all the happenings.