Happy New Year!  Okay, a bit late on that. However, I have some exciting news. I’m thrilled to announce the newest addition to Forrester’s Customer Intelligence (CI) team—Senior Analyst, Joe Stanhope. Joe starts on January 25, and he will be our go-to analyst for site optimization strategy, which includes coverage of Web analytics as well as online testing and targeting platforms.

Joe is joining us from Alterian – a global integrated marketing technology company—where he was the Vice President of Platform Strategy.  Joe was with Alterian for nearly 6 years, where he most recently launched their new Web analytics solution (WebJourney) while managing platform strategy across Alterian’s entire portfolio of marketing technology solutions. Joe has a total of 13 years experience in the marketing technology space, making him a perfect fit for Forrester’s growing CI team.

Joe’s start date will be January 25, and he is eager to hit the ground running. The following week, he will be attending Webtrends Engage 2010 in New Orleans, LA.  If you are planning to attend, make sure to track him down and introduce yourself.

Please join me in welcoming Joe to the Forrester family! I speak for the whole team in saying that we are delighted to have him.

I believe that 2010 is going to be a great year for Customer Intelligence.  Be sure to stay tuned for more news and outstanding research from our CI analysts.