Richard Stiennon was a VP Research at Gartner. He is a widely quoted and followed independent analyst that covers the IT security industry. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Rowman&Littlefield, 2010). He was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, and has held positions at Webroot Software and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has presented in 26 countries on six continents. He writes the Cyber Domain blog for Forbes.com. He was named one of the "50 Most Powerful People in Networking" by Network World Magazine and was given Gartner's Thought Leadership Award in 2003. His experience on both sides of the analyst influence equation has led to the publication of this guide to influencing analysts.