Over the years I've developed a few favorite industry influencers and IdaRose Sylvester is one of them. She's just a fun person on top of being very smart. IdaRose was most recently a senior analyst for the semi industry at IDC and got caught in the Spring layoff cycle at the organization. That's a big loss for everyone. Now she's out in the world trying to figure out what she wants to do when she grows up and is doing some custom work for the Telecomm industry in the mean time.
We specifically got together to talk about Jeremiah Owyang's recent post regarding what he perceives is the morphing of analysts into reporters, reporters into analysts and everyone doing it on the blogosphere. As usual, she had her own opinions and I think they make the entire conversation more interesting. Check it my podcast with her. There are some moments in the conversation where she's probably glad I didn't video tape this. Her expression answered the questions much more directly than what she eventually let out. I edited most of the long pauses out, but there was one that I decided to keep my reaction in. It was fun.
Also, check out the new theme song for the podcasts that I created myself using Garageband. I call it the NTP Blues.