Growth And Expansion Beyond Germany – Stefan Ried Joins Crisp Research

We are very excited to announce that the year 2017 ramps up with a further expansion of the Crisp Research team. The growth and innovation topic IoT will be covered by Dr. Stefan Ried. He brings an outstanding experience and competence to Crisp Research, both as a former Forrester VP & principal analyst, and as an experienced CTO and technology strategist. Stefan will join Crisp officially at the beginning of April as principal analyst & practice lead and will be responsible for the research and advisory team of our new IoT practise.

Crisp IoT Practise Drives Digitization Across All Industries

The change of traditional manufacturing, consumer products, or financial services firms to become “digital” is not an easy walk in the park. The transformation quickly emerged from an option to an essential competitive branch of the product portfolio. However, the required transformation from an industrial corporation towards an agile software vendor and cloud provider is full of challenges.

In order to manage this transformation, a thorough strategy and deep knowledge of cloud- and IoT-technologies is a necessity in the same way like excellent methodologies and leadership skills.  That’s the only way to add digital business models to your traditional core business and make it profitable, scalable and secure. Many Chief Technology Officers or Chief Digital Officers (CTOs and CDOs) find themselves stuck in this mix of strategy and technology challenges.

In the person of Stefan Ried, Crisp Research found an internationally experienced analyst and former CTO to help our clients holistically with the challenge of digital transformation and the creation and implementation of their IoT- and digitization strategy. Under his leadership, research and advisory will be further expanded. He and his team will be scouting IoT-related technologies (e.g. published as „Crisp Vendor Universe – IoT“), and will also offer advisory services regarding architecture design and provider selection for user companies. This includes Blueprints, Best Practices und „hands-on“ Transformation Services along large scale IoT-projects and new products.


Dr. Stefan Ried
Principal Analyst & Practice Lead

Dr. Stefan Ried – Former Forrester VP And Experienced CTO

Prior to joining Crisp Research, Stefan Ried has been on the CTO role and ran technology strategy at Unify, the former Siemens Enterprise Communication and global vendor of communications and collaboration solutions. Prior to Unify, Stefan has been with Forrester Research for seven years and as VP and principal analyst he was responsible for cloud business models and platform as a services (PaaS) research publications globally. He also brings also experience to the analyst community from previous roles at global software vendors like SAP of Software AG, as well as large scale user companies like Deutsche Post/DHL. Working at two startups helped to be very sensible for emerging business models or new firms or spin-offs.

@Stefan – Welcome to Crisp Research und welcome back in the analyst community!

Stefan Ried's own announcement you can found here!

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Senior Analyst & COO

Steve JanataSteve Janata is COO of the IT research and consulting company Crisp Research. As an IT analyst, Mr. Janata has provided consulting services relating to strategy, portfolio and channel management for renowned technology companies for over 15 years. His specialties are the cloud market and competition, cloud security and cloud ecosystems. Prior to this, together with Dr. Carlo Velten, he was head of the Experton Group “Cloud Computing & Innovation Practice” for over 8 years and also an initiator of the “Cloud Vendor Benchmark”. Mr. Janata is politically engaged on the managing board of the foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, focusing on the topic of digital economy and society.