Managing Director

Larry Hawes

Research Director, Gigaom Research

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Larry Hawes is a Research Director for Gigaom Research and the Principal and founder of Dow Brook Advisory Services, where he advises enterprise software vendors on their market strategies. He is also an internationally recognized analyst, consultant, author, and educator on the application of information management technologies to drive high-value business transformation.

Larry’s current work is focused on networked business – the nexus of communication, collaboration, social networking, content management and process/activity management within and between organizations. Larry’s thought leadership has been featured in numerous research reports and presentations, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Forbes, Wired and many other business and technology publications.

Larry’s previous work experience includes three and a half years as an analyst and consultant at Delphi Group, and almost five years as an IBM consultant and program manager. More recently, he was Lead Analyst, Collaboration and Enterprise Social Software, at the Gilbane Group. Clients that have benefited from Larry’s experience and insight include Accenture (Anderson Consulting), Acquia, American Express Travel, Box, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Broward County (FL) Public Schools, Citrix Systems, Defense Logistics Agency, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Jive Software, Microsoft, NASA, Telligent, and the United States Joint Forces Command.