Adam Shepherd

Senior Analyst

Adam is responsible for Arete’s Software & IT services coverage with ~25 years industry experience both as an analyst and as a technology consultant (systems integration). Leads a four man team that has created an extensive network of CIOs, CISOs and reseller contacts. Typically have >150 direct CIO/CISO interactions each year, predominantly with Fortune 2000 enterprises. This gives Adam and the team extensive insight into software vendor performance, opportunity and competitive dynamics. Feedback is shared directly with clients via the CIO Series and embedded into company specific research. The CIO conversations span a broad range of private and listed companies giving the team a perspective well beyond its formal coverage in enterprise software. He joined Arete in 2009 and is based in London. Prior to Arete, Adam spent nine years as an analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort and BNP Paribas, specialising in European software and IT services. Before this, he worked five years in technology consulting at PA Consulting Group, developing systems across a number of infrastructure and application platforms.

 
PLAN US
TEAM US
ADSK US
CTXS US
FEYE US
FTNT US
MSFT US
ORCL US
PFPT US
QLYS US
SAP GR
NOW US
SPLK US
SYMC US
TDC US
VMW US
WDAY US
ZS US
ZUO US

Other Team Members

Covered Companies

Oracle
ORCL US
ServiceNow
NOW US
Anaplan
PLAN US
Symantec
SYMC US
VMware
VMW US

Recent Research

Oct 10 2019
Zuora: We Got a Good Thing Going
Enterprise Software & Security
Oct 08 2019
CIO Series: $2bn Internet Company on Anaplan
Enterprise Software & Security
Oct 07 2019
CIO Series: Deep Dive on Snowflake – AMZN, GOOG, IBM, DATA
Enterprise Software & Security
Oct 04 2019
Appendix: CISO Feedback on Proofpoint
Enterprise Software & Security
Oct 04 2019
Proofpoint: Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears a Crown
Enterprise Software & Security