Research 2.0 - Who We Are

Kris Tuttle - Founder & Director of Research

Kris became captivated by microcomputers in 1979 when you still needed to know how to use a soldering iron. He moved into artificial intelligence and expert systems at Carnegie Mellon University in 1981 while getting his undergraduate degree in Computer Science there.

Moving to IBM in 1984 Kris spent the next 9 years there commercializing advanced technologies and applying them to problems in transportation, telecommunications, and finance. After picking up an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern Kris took his technology obsession into the world of business models and markets.

After a a few years at S.G. Warburg (now UBS) he became an equity analyst at SoundView Technology Group where he worked with most of the leading public software and Internet technology companies. Kris subsequently become Director of Research at SoundView and ran a 70+ person research organization with offices in New York, San Francisco and London. Kris also served as the DoR for Adams Harkness (now Canaccord Adams) before starting his own research boutique in April of 2005.

He received his BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984, and acquired his MBA from the NYU Stern School in 1992.

Kris Tuttle

Founder & Director of Research
Steve Waite is a noted institutional investment manager, strategic advisor, and author. A Wall Street professional for over twenty two years, he was a co-founder of a multi-billion dollar investment management firm. Steve has extensive experience in global economic and financial market issues with tenures at Morgan Stanley & Co, The Capital Group, Merrill Lynch, and CSAM/BEA Associates. In addition, he served as the Chief Knowledge Officer of ThelnfoPro, Inc., an independent technology research firm where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.

A former Adjunct Professor of Finance at Quinnipiac University, Steve is the author of the book Quantum Investing and co-author of the book, Boomernomics. His economic and financial research has been published in several books and professional journals including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Fortune, Barrons, Business Week and Worth. Stephen has a Masters Degree in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and is a participant at the Santa Fe Institute.

Stephen Waite

Partner, Research & Advisory
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Leigh's background.

Today Leigh handles much of our day-to-day editing, invoicing, collections and administrative management tasks.

Leigh Deacon

Administrative Manager
Ben is a resourceful analyst who joined Research 2.0 in October 2009. He has been working closely with Kris, Steve and industry experts to further his knowledge of the technology industry, specifically related to batteries, the smart grid, and the Connected Car.

Ben received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance with a Minor in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008. After graduation, Ben moved to Boston to work with a $10 million hedge fund as a fund accountant. Following his work in accounting, Ben entered the startup community to further diversify his professional experience. Ben was hired as a project manager for an internet services company to redesign their web-based application and manage their social media marketing efforts.

Today Ben is fully immersed in emerging technologies and continues to grow as an analyst. Ben regularly publishes research on behalf of Research 2.0 and actively participates in client engagements.

Benjamin Stein

Associate Analyst
Brian has a proven track record in the computer games industry, having co-created two successful game franchises and co-founded two game development studios. Both these game franchises have been well received critically, with the first franchise, Age of Empires, winning many 'Best Game of the Year' awards. In 1998, Brian won the Computer Game Developers Association Spotlight Award for Achievement in Game Design for his work on Age of Empires. Brian's first studio, Ensemble Studios, was sold to Microsoft in 2000. Brian has worked on eight games, with total sales of over 20 million copies.

Prior to his work in the game industry, Brian managed the successful design and development of many multi-million dollar software systems for organizations including Harvard, MIT, Fidelity Investments, EDS, and the states of New York and Massachusetts.

Brian Sullivan

Alumni Research Contributor - Gaming Software & Development
With nearly 30 years' experience researching and analyzing virtually every area of information technology and systems, Dennis Byron brings a broad knowledge-base to any research task. Dennis' deep research background includes a long history of ERP and middleware software market analysis for both IDC and McGraw-Hill's Datapro division. He has conducted more than 500 specific information technology studies and actively writes on open source software, web services architecture and service-oriented architecture on his own website and via a blog on IT.

Dennis authored a substantial amount of our enterprise software research on Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, SAP and Google was published in 2007 and early 2008 and is available in our research library.

Dennis Byron

Alumni Research Contributor - Enterprise Software
 
 

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