Inside Analysis


Inside Analysis is the new media arm of The Bloor Group.

The Bloor Group provides detailed analysis of today’s enterprise software industry. Co-founded by Dr. Robin Bloor and Eric Kavanagh, the company leverages Web-based multimedia to deliver vendor-neutral education that is designed to reveal the essential characteristics of information technologies. The Bloor Group galvanizes the industry’s independent analysts to provide valuable insights via innovative Webcasts, articles, research programs and white papers.


Eric Kavanagh



Eric has more than 20 years of experience as a career journalist with a keen focus on enterprise technologies. He designs and moderates a variety of New Media programs, including The Briefing Room, Information Management’s DM Radio and Espresso Series, as well as GARP’s Leadership and Research Webcasts. His mission is to help people leverage the power of software, methodologies and politics in order to get things done.

Robin Bloor

Chief Analyst


Robin is co-founder and Chief Analyst of The Bloor Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the world of data and information management. He is the creator of the Information-Oriented Architecture, which is to data what the SOA is to services. He is the author of several books including, The Electronic [email protected], From the Silk Road to the eRoad; a book on e-commerce and three IT books in the Dummies series on SOA, Service Management and The Cloud.


He is an international speaker on information management topics. As an analyst for Bloor Research and The Bloor Group, Robin has written scores of white papers, research reports and columns on a wide range of topics from database evaluation to networking options and comparisons to the enterprise in transition.

Rebecca Jozwiak

Editorial & Research Director


Rebecca manages and produces both digital and written content. She works closely with Dr. Bloor to produce research, white papers and blogs; creates content for Bloor Group events; and serves as Producer for webcasts. 



Dez Blanchfield

Data Scientist


Dez has invested his professional career of some two and a half decades thinking out and influencing the development roadmaps of technology companies, aligning them to the customer experience demands and possibilities of forward thinking digital enterprises.


Working with advisory boards of government and private sector organisations, he’s helped uplift the digital quotient of finance, telecommunication, utility, health and transport organisations.


Regularly sought out to speak at industry conferences, Dez is considered among the top global thought leaders in cloud, big data / analytics and security.


 Dez enjoys assisting organisations to disrupt themselves before being caught on the back foot by emerging new entrants or competitors.


 Passionate about leveraging the possibilities of secure Open-source technology solutions for business, Dez is currently focussed on bringing technologies such as OpenStack Cloud, Blockchain, Hadoop, Apache Spark and predictive analytics to our clients for their enduring success.


His focus is driving outcomes for organisations by leveraging Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Intelligence, Internet of Things, DevOps Integration, Automation & Orchestration, App Containerisation & Micro Services, Webscale Infrastructure, and High Performance Computing.