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Hot Vendor Forum

12 noon–5pm
Thursday 18 October
Clarion Suites Maingate, 7888 West Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, Florida, USA 34747, United States

Hot Vendor of the Year Award: Initial Nominees

ActiveWrite
ArcticShores
Bizible
Evrythng
NeuroSky
Polysync
Smowl
Voipfuture
Wizdom
zentera2
zSpace

Based on years of research and detailed interviews with old and new Vendors, we are delighted to share our findings and insights at the first Hot Vendor Seminar in the US! It will take place at Clarion Suites Maingate (which is next to Disney World) on Thursday 18 October, 12:00–17:00, providing a platform for vendors and industry analysts to network and exchange ideas.

Case Studies

Hear how intriguing innovators grabbed analysts’ attention by proving customer impact. How do they make the most of their award?

Hot Vendor of the Year

Winners of analysts’ awards are voting on which of them is the hottest. Who'll win?

From Scale-up to Spring-up

How do vendors with analysts’ awards exploit the opportunity to both grow themselves, but also use the endorsement economy to transform markets?

Keynote

The University of Edinburgh Business School spent ten years studying industry analysts. Hear why it’s so important to win analysts’ awards.

Meet Analysts Face to Face

Take a unique opportunity to learn how to pitch to analysts from multiple firms, and to learn from the way that vendors win them over.

Hacking the Awards

You don't have to hold an analyst award to attend. Learn how to better show to analysts your firm's impact, innovation and surprise.

Forum Sessions

Keynote Introduction

The Observatory team will introduce the Analyst Observatory explaining what Hot Vendor and similar designations means.

Keynote Introduction

The Observatory team will introduce the Analyst Observatory explaining what Hot Vendor and similar designations means.

Hot Vendors

Suwen Chen explains what makes a Hot Vendor. Hear about Hot Vendor and similar designees, what makes them innovative and how they have made an impact.

Hot Vendors

Suwen Chen explains what makes a Hot Vendor. Hear about Hot Vendor and similar designees, what makes them innovative and how they have made an impact.

What Success Looks Like

Duncan Chapple summarises responses from almost 300 vendors, explaining how awards have changed in recent years.

What Success Looks Like

Duncan Chapple summarises responses from almost 300 vendors, explaining how awards have changed in recent years.

The Analysts' Perspective

Discover the insiders’ tips on how get nominated for consideration as a Hot Vendor or for a similar award. How can you show you ‘fit the bill’ as closely as possible?

The Analysts' Perspective

Discover the insiders’ tips on how get nominated for consideration as a Hot Vendor or for a similar award. How can you show you ‘fit the bill’ as closely as possible?

Hottest Vendor Award

Suwen Chen spotlights our top case study candidates. After the coffee break, attendees vote on which case study firm is the Hottest.

Hottest Vendor Award

Suwen Chen spotlights our top case study candidates. After the coffee break, attendees vote on which case study firm is the Hottest.

Take-away Session

Are there opportunities for vendors to work together on common interests? What should our Analyst Observatory do next?

Take-away Session

Are there opportunities for vendors to work together on common interests? What should our Analyst Observatory do next?

Sponsorship Opportunities

Award Sponsorship

The award sponsor can join the vote for award winners, hand over the award on stage and have an opportunity for a media release.

Beverages

The meetup is thirsty work: participants will appreciate coffee, tea and water. Branded cups and serviettes can be arranged.

Early Bird Dinner

Network with attendees at the early dinner after the event.

Signage

You know how confusing venues can be: your logo can be a lighthouse guiding attendees safely to their destination.

Swag Bags

Attendees will need pens, paper.... and don't you have some other gifts you want to share with Hot Vendors?

Travel Bursaries

Edinburgh University is free for Europeans, so we don't have big travel budgets. Sponsor a team member to be given our ceremonial Quaich.