Brian Sommer

Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.

Latest Posts

Tech – the new knowledge worker

Axeda, Deloitte and the future of businessI had a great call the other day with Doug Standley of Deloitte and Brian Anderson of Axeda. The two firms have worked out an alliance but it’s the nature of the solution they are taking to market that’s so intriguing.

April 13, 2009 by


Help with Raising Capital

Great starter deck from major VC firmI've pitched for venture capital before and I appreciated a sample pitch deck a colleague sent me ahead of time. I've since helped others prep for their pitch sessions and most of the time, it helps.

April 12, 2009 by


Would you cheat to get 'certified'?

Sadly, too many do! There appear to be a number of people willing to:- memorize certification test answers- post certification test questions and answers on the web for others to use- charge clients for their time while posing as a certified developer/implementor/etc.

March 30, 2009 by