Head of Research at QuocircaClive Longbottom is Service Director for Business Processes Facilitation. In this position, Clive covers the needs for companies to understand the core processes in their value chains, and the technologies that should be utilised to facilitate these processes in the most flexible and effective manner. Within his remit, Clive covers collaborative tools, workflow, business process discovery and management tools, service-based architectures and outsourcing, as well as other associated areas such as security, voice/data convergence and IT asset optimisation.
Clive has been an ITC analyst for over 10 years. Clive's background covers a mix of end-user experience as a process engineer in the chemical and research industries, as well as ITC work and project management in large and medium sized organisations. This breadth of experience gives Clive a solid viewpoint on the pressures and problems impacting today's businesses - and keeps him from viewing technology as a solution in itself. Now, as an internationally recognised expert in business and ITC, Clive's pragmatic approach concentrates on the provision of actionable advice, keeping away from "flavours of the month" and from the "cut and burn" approaches of many analysts.
Clive is a regular presenter on public platforms, as well as being a contributor to silicon.com through Quocirca's Straight Talking column, and to other media outlets. Consistently placed high in PR Audit's "top European quoted analysts" tables, Clive understands the importance of dealing with the media at a sensible level - not just being a "rent a quote", but helping the journalists understand the real issues behind the headline.
Clive has worked with a range of large and small analyst companies, including META Group as VP Europe.
Clive founded Quocirca in 2001 to provide a highly personal offering to the market based on fixed-price projects, rather than retainer-based services.
Clive has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aston in the UK