GP the Consultant
Don't take my word for it! Some endorsements:
I have known Graeme for close to 20 years - sometimes as an IT journalist, sometimes as a business partner, sometimes as a competitor and once as an analyst I managed at Gartner. In all those times he has been a friend, as well as a voice of reason, clarity and sanity. He is always able to put into words (especially written words) what many people struggle to say about the IT industry and trends. Simply put, he is simply one of the strongest natural researchers and analysts of IT I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Very successfully used Graeme as a keynote speaker in a number of customer seminars to talk with authority (and humour) on the IT industry and his view of future trends in this industry. I find Graeme both a knowlegeable and entertaining speaker and accordingly recommend him.
I have worked with Graeme on several occasions over the last 15 years in his various roles as an analyst, writer and publisher. He always delivers high-value insightful work in all his capacities and I recommend him without hesitation.
I had the pleasure of working with Graeme on the launch of one of his many inspiring business concepts. Graeme is one of the most dynamic public speakers, whom I had the opportunity to promote, extremely creative and most importantly lots of fun to be around. I was amazed at how many high profile professionals in the Sydney and Melbourne business circuit knew of and spoke so highly about Graeme. I highly recommend Graeme for any business relationship / partnership / service. You will not be disappointed.
One of the sillier aspects of recent 'new economy' hype is the claim that the web represents a fundamental change from the past and the 'new rules' have been discovered in the past ten years, generally by men who wear black shirts. In practice some of the most powerful insights have come from the 'pre-digital' era. And many of the slogans mouthed by today's pundits originated in Graeme’s writings, rather than today’s infotopia. Over the last decade I have come to appreciate Graeme for his futurism…and his black shirts!
Graeme is a brilliant yet practical analyst/entrepreneur . His ability to forecast trends and action on them is truly unique. Additionally he is easy to work with, does not wear his tremendous intellect on 'his sleeve’. He is open and approachable and a great guy. Graeme is truly one of the great thought leaders and provocateurs in the Australasian marketplace.
It seems like I've known Graeme almost as long as I've been in the Australasian IT market, and I've seen firsthand how he's made every chapter in his career -- journalist, editor/magazine owner, Gartner Group consultant and, over the past few years, researcher/analyst/industry expert -- a success by delivering on expectations, both his own, which are very high, and those of his clients. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Graeme in whatever capacity he chooses. He is definitely one of the good guys.
I have known GP and worked with him for many years. His knowledge of the ICT industry is vast. He writes with great insight and humour and can explain the most complex issues in both an informative, and when required, entertaining way. His business network is very comprehensive and so if he can't help you, he will know someone who can. He has always been extremely helpful and can be trusted to give honest feedback.
I have known Graeme for over 20 years and tracked his involvement in a wide range of projects, roles and companies. He has always displayed passion and has always been forthright in his opinion and recommendation. Graeme has a deep network of influential heads of global technology vendors coupled with their counterparts in large enterprise and government. Most important is Graeme's ability to analyse complex technical or political issues and relay them in simple terms.
Graeme is arguably the leading demand research analyst in Australia. He is an accomplished writer and public speaker and has a proven track record in helping Australian companies leverage research to achieve a bottom-line benefit.
Graeme is smart, inventive, imaginative and a terrific writer. He is a also a talented researcher capable of distilling penetrating insights into easily digestible and valuable reports.