Richi Jennings

Independent analyst and award-winning writer; Richi Jennings Associates

Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Industry
Information Technology and Services

Richi Jennings's Overview

Current
  • Owner at Richi Jennings Associates (Self-employed)
Past
  • CTO at Samsung Contact
  • (too many to list) at HP (OpenMail)
Education
  • Reading University
Recommendations

13 people have recommended Richi

Connections

500+ connections

Richi Jennings's Summary

Clients include: Ferris Research; Computerworld; McAfee; Symantec; Trend Micro; IBM; Novell; Scalix; MailShell; Panasonic; BlackSpider.

Solid 20+ years of experience in software engineering, project management, industry analysis, and both inbound- and outbound-marketing. Broad range of experience and demonstrated ability.

Successfully combines deep technical, marketing, sales, and business/customer understanding.

Interfaces between inbound marketing, outbound marketing and engineering.

Deep, quick thinker; pragmatic solutions to thorny problems on-demand.

Highly credible PR/AR spokesperson and conference speaker.

Communicates effectively across varied audiences.

Instinctive understanding of the Open Source/Linux community dynamic.

Exceptional combination of technical and marketing skills. Extremely credible with analysts, journalists, and customers (in both pre- and post-sales situations). First-hand understanding of the free/open source software dynamic.

Deep technical understanding of “scale”, “infrastructure”, “high availability”, and “security” issues. Thorough grasp of the subtleties of the software development process; pragmatic and successful ability to apply that understanding.

UK-based; no stranger to frequent travel!

Specialties

Consulting around email, spam, blogging, and Linux.

Richi Jennings's Skills

  1. Spam Filtering
  2. Email Security
  3. Email Solutions
  4. Corporate Blogging
  5. Social Networking
  6. Blog Marketing

Richi Jennings's Experience

Owner

Richi Jennings Associates (Self-employed)

Self-Employed; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2003Present (7 years 11 months)

Independent technology and marketing/PR consultant, specialising in email, spam, Linux, wireless, telecom, and computer security.

Clients include: Ferris Research, Inc. (research and industry analysis); Scalix; Panasonic; BlackSpider; Data Connection; Sun Microsystems; Engineering Selection; TechDentics.

CTO

Samsung Contact

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

November 2001September 2003 (1 year 11 months)

Recruited by name and reputation. Employee no. 2 in a startup-like organisation. My role included, but was not limited to:

Primary spokesperson for press- and analyst-relations, credibly spinning hard-to-understand technical details into simplified news that editors and journalist could use.

Interface between inbound marketing, outbound marketing and engineering.

Pivotal role in customer presentations, including conferences/seminars (e.g. Comdex, LinuxWorld, Internet World, LinuxTag, CeBIT).

Secured a major turn-around in GartnerGroup’s perception of the technology (as expressed in their “Magic Quadrant”).

Worked with leading messaging analyst (Ferris Research, Inc.) on independent report confirming the product’s TCO leadership. A major contributor to sales successes.

Developed, evangelised, and enabled alternative licensing model, to remove a major sales inhibitor.

Successfully contributed to many positive press articles.

(too many to list)

HP (OpenMail)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Computer Software industry

August 1987October 2001 (14 years 3 months)

Wide range of roles in HP's OpenMail organization, spanning product marketing, product management and engineering (including project management).

Richi Jennings's Education

Reading University

BSc (Hons), Cybernetics, Computer Science

19831987

Richi Jennings's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:
  • Anti-Spam Research Group
  • Ariba
  • CAUCE - North American Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email
  • Cloud Security Alliance
  • Email Security Matters & MS Exchange
  • HP Alumni Association
  • HP Connections
  • IT (Information Technology)
  • KnujOn
  • MIT Spam Conference
  • Midsize Business Leaders
  • NetApp
  • SP@M FREE - the anti spam community
  • The CMO Site
Honors and Awards:

2008 Jesse H. Neal Award: best blog.
2007 American Society of Business Press Editors Award: best B2B blog.

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