Altimeter Group Launches Fellows Program

Altimeter Group has recently launched a Fellows Program to designate a select group of thought leaders in business, academia, and the public sector. Through their partnership with Altimeter, the Fellows engage in the pursuit of new knowledge that illuminates the transformative power of disruptive technology in a complex world. They bring expertise from a range of disciplines, contributing to Altimeter’s superior research and advisory services, addressing issues that have clear, practical … [Read more...]

A Year as an Altimeter Researcher

Posted by Christine Tran Exactly a year ago today, I accepted a full-time Researcher position with Altimeter Group. What a perfect time to reflect on the year, and announce that we're hiring for Researchers again! Check out the job description here. I joined as Altimeter's first official employee, at a time when we were a firm of just four partners. Soon after, we started to add administrative staff, additional partners and consultants. The latest addition to our Altimeter crew is Andrew … [Read more...]

Social commerce frontier is wide open (Day 1 recap of #RSC10)

by Christine Tran Social commerce in its infancy, with most companies using social for the sake of social. Yesterday, we kicked off the first day of our two-day event, Rise of Social Commerce. In the first session (video clip here), our partner Lora Cecere defined social commerce as the use of social technologies to connect, listen, understand, and engage to improve the shopping experience. She  defines four stages of social commerce - and most companies now are just in the first phase: … [Read more...]

Michael Gartenberg Departs Altimeter Group

by Charlene Li I'm announcing that Michael Gartenberg is leaving Altimeter Group and returning to Gartner Group. We've all enjoyed working with Michael and we will continue to collaborate and support each other in our future endeavors, ranging from simple retweets to client referrals. Change is an inevitable part of any business, but especially a start-up like Altimeter. As a firm, we remain focused on conducting cutting edge research and helping clients thrive with disruptive technologies. … [Read more...]

Altimeter’s One Year Anniversary

One year ago, Altimeter announced the addition of three partners - Jeremiah Owyang, Deb Schultz, and Ray Wang - turning what was up to then a one-woman shop into a company. We moved into small offices (affectionately named "The Hangar), made a trek to Ikea to buy furniture, had a rock-and-rolling kick off party, and got down to business. In those early days, we were filled with optimism even though we were starting in the grips of the deepest recession in memory. That's because we believed in … [Read more...]

Fast Company: Altimeter Group, A Top Ten Creative Small Business

Gosh, our ears must be red. We're beaming with pride that Fast Company has recognized our work and nominated founding partner Charlene Li in their recent awards. Fast Company writes that Altimeter is: "Focused on disruptive technologies, the advisory firm’s office--called the Hangar--lets clients learn about and experiment with new technologies. Experts in leadership and management, customer strategy, enterprise strategy, and innovation and design, Altimeter helps companies navigate changes … [Read more...]

A Welcome To Marcia Conner And The World Of Enterprise Collaboration

I am pleased to announce that Marcia Conner has joined us as a Partner for Enterprise Collaboration.  With over two decades of deep practitioner experiences in building collaborative cultures, social business, and workplace learning, Marcia brings a highly respected and sought after point of view to the Enterprise Strategy team. As organizations explore a wide range of disruptive technologies, their success hinges on building the right culture of learning, collaboration, and adoption. Marcia's … [Read more...]

Give Us Feedback for Our Website Redesign

Since our founding in 2008 by Charlene Li, Altimeter Group has grown by leaps and bounds. As of this posting we have seven partners and a team of sales, support, and research staff, with more to come. That said, we've outgrown this site and blog - and we're excited to unveil a new site that better represents who we are, what we do, and where we're going. To do this properly, we need your feedback. We're fielding a website redesign user survey that consists of just nine questions. We want to … [Read more...]

Welcome Susan Etlinger, Altimeter’s First Consultant!

by Charlene Li Please extend a warm welcome to Susan Etlinger, the first consultant to join the Altimeter team. With the addition of Susan, we now have eight client service professionals and five team members on staff. Susan will be working with me in the Leadership and Management practice to launch actionable programs in support of my forthcoming book, Open Leadership, due out later this month from Jossey-Bass. She will also conduct independent research and analysis, and will be starting a … [Read more...]

Welcome to new Altimeter Group partners: Alan Webber and Lora Cecere

I'm pleased to announce that Altimeter Group has brought on two additional partners to meet the growing demand of our clients, which now number over 40 retained clients. Alan Webber and Lora Cecere each bring with them unique areas of expertise, but what makes them great partners for Altimeter is their ability to help clients understand and address opportunities and problems created by emerging technologies. Trends such as open government and supply chain/demand orchestration disrupt … [Read more...]