Robin Bloor is a leading technology analyst, authority and an influencer in the IT industry, who specializes in the analysis of software technology and the monitoring of technology trends. He is currently a Partner with IT analysis company, Hurwitz and Associates, Newton, MA. He also acts as an IT consultant in the UK and Europe, working through Bloor Research, the analyst company he founded and established in the UK. Originally a software developer and project manager in the UK financial sector, Bloor became a consultant with CMG (now CMG Logica) before founding Bloor Research in 1989. He worked from the UK until 2002, when he became resident in Texas and joined up with Hurwitz and Associates. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Wolverhampton University in the UK, for services to the UK IT industry.