Kaleido’s Analysts & Partners

Jessica Groopman has spent her career researching how IoT, AI, blockchain and other emerging technologies impact humans, business, society, and the environment.

She specializes in business model design, user experience, and data governance, helping organizations develop long-term innovation strategies that align economic, societal, and environmental benefit. Past clients range from start-ups to media agencies to large brands including Technicolor, Google, Microsoft, Honeywell, Cisco, Qualcomm, AARP, Intel, Pandora, and more to develop research, content, and digital strategies.

Jessica is a regular keynote speaker and panelist at emerging technology industry events. She is also a frequent contributor to numerous media outlets. She has been principal analyst with Tractica where she contributed to their automation and robotics practice. She has also served as contributing member of the CalState CX Advisory Board, International IoT Council, the IEEE’s Internet of Things Group, and FC Business Intelligence’s IoT Nexus Advisory Board. Jessica was also included in Onalytica’s list of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in IoT.

Jessica served as research director and principal analyst with Harbor Research and as an industry analyst with Altimeter Group. Earlier, she lead research at Focus Research and was a research analyst at Tippit Research.

Jeremiah Owyang focuses on how new technologies impact business models and how corporates must innovate.

He focuses on how disruptive technologies—such as social media, collaborative economy, autonomous world, blockchain and more—and how they impact the relevance to corporations.

He is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving insights through rigorous research.

Jeremiah is frequently quoted in top-tier publication and cited in books and press and media. A frequent speaker, he’s also delivered a TED Talk. Jeremiah was featured in the “Who’s Who” in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and his Twitter feed was named one of the top feeds by Time.

He is also the Founder of Crowd Companies, an innovation club for Fortune 500 companies, which he also manages independently from Kaleido Insights. Jeremiah was an Industry Analyst at Forrester Research, a founding partner at Altimeter Group, and a web marketing leader at Hitachi.

Jaimy Szymanski focuses on the impact of technology on customer experience (CX) and digital transformation.

Jaimy advises digital leaders and change agents in managing digital transformation and innovation efforts to reach evolving consumers and employees.

She has worked in strategic advisory and planning capacities with organizations including: Bristol Myers-Squibb; Enterprise Holdings; Facebook; Google; Hallmark; HBO; Intel; LinkedIn; Nestle; Ogilvy & Mather; and Save the Children International. Her research has been covered by USA Today, Mashable, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, and more.

Jaimy’s experience derives from her recent work as an independent analyst and previously Altimeter Group, where she focused on digital transformation and social business strategy. Her career path has led to a deep body of research on technology disruption, covering topics that include digital and mobile CX, retail innovation, digital culture, the collaborative economy, autonomous technologies, and blockchain.

Rebecca Lieb is focused on Marketing, Content, Media, and the relationship between organizations and their market.

Her areas of specialization are digital marketing and media, with a concentration in content strategy, content marketing and converged media. She has published more research on content strategy than anyone else in the field.

Rebecca works with many of the world’s leading brands on digital marketing innovation. Clients range from start-ups to non-profits to Fortune 100 brands and regulated industries, including Facebook, Home Depot, Nestlé, Anthem, Adobe, Honeywell, DuPont, Fidelity, Gannett, IBM, New York Life, Oracle, Save the Children, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Cisco, ad and PR agencies, and The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

She’s a frequent speaker on topics related to digital marketing, advertising, and media. Following years of senior marketing positions at global media brands, Rebecca was Altimeter Group’s digital advertising and media analyst. Prior to that, she was vice president at Econsultancy, where she launched the company’s U.S. operations. Rebecca was VP and editor-in-chief of The ClickZ Network for over seven years, and for part of that time also ran SearchEngineWatch.com.