Industry expert Mike Liard shifts gears slightly, coming to technology consulting firm ABI Research from Venture Development Corp.(VDC), where he headed RFID/Automatic Identification operations.
He joins RFID consulting guru Erik Michielsen, practice director for RFID and M2M, who noted, “We are very excited to add Mike’s deep understanding of this industry to our already strong RFID research team. We welcome him and look forward to offering our clients the benefit of his expertise.”
Top RFID Industry Analyst Michael Liard Joins ABI Research
Oyster Bay, NY – June 6, 2006 – ABI Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Liard to its RFID research team.
The firm is already a leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) market research, while Liard is widely considered one of the industry’s foremost analysts of this important and rapidly growing field.
Vice President of Research Clint Wheelock comments, “Many of our clients tell us that there are only two analysts who are true thought leaders in the RFID industry: our own Erik Michielsen, and Mike Liard. We’re building a championship team here in RFID, and there’s practically nobody else in the same league. Mike will be a key player in the ongoing expansion of our RFID market coverage.”
“With this hire, ABI Research is effectively cornering the market in RFID analysis,” adds Erik Michielsen, practice director for RFID and M2M. “We are very excited to add Mike’s deep understanding of this industry to our already strong RFID research team. We welcome him and look forward to offering our clients the benefit of his expertise.”
Before joining ABI Research, Liard was most recently practice director for RFID/Automatic Identification at Venture Development Corp (VDC), where he pioneered the company’s RFID research over the past six years. While at VDC, he wrote more than 20 reports on RFID and AIDC-related topics, and has been a well-known figure in this fast-growing business through a number of industry presentations, press interviews, and client engagements. Previously, Liard was a Change Management Analyst at Accenture. He holds a BA in political science from Providence College.
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