Dane Anderson
  CEO & Executive Vice President- Research, Springboard Research

“The most rewarding aspect for me personally since launching Springboard Research has been witnessing the growth in the skills, capabilities and talents of our people. Our expectation and promise for each employee is that they will grow as professionals and people when they work for us, and we work hard to ensure that each employee meets this standard and is happy working at Springboard. Our ultimate objective is to build a company that reflects integrity, innovation and excellence. For us, it all starts and ends with our people.”

Dane Anderson has a long history of success and respect in the IT research and advisory industry, with close to 16 years of experience in this specialized sector culminating in the co-founding of Springboard Research in 2003.

Dane is the CEO & Executive Vice President of Research at Springboard, leading the company’s business and research teams. In this capacity, Dane oversees Springboard’s management team, strategy, human resources and research operations. Dane remains actively involved in research and consulting projects at Springboard in order to stay close to clients, maintain his current perspectives on the market and better understand the day-to-day issues of the company’s analysts.

Prior to founding Springboard Research, Dane worked for IDC Asia/Pacific for nearly a decade, based in both Hong Kong and Singapore. During this time, he played a major role in the firm's regional expansion as a member of the company’s senior management team. At IDC, he also led a number of key research areas for the company, including personal systems, enterprise systems, vertical markets and consulting. Dane's views on the IT market are commonly cited in prominent publications and broadcast media where he has gained an impressive reputation as an IT industry thought leader. His expertise makes him a sought after speaker at industry events around the world.