The official announcement Monday of the rebirth of Light Reading brought cause for celebration, huzzahs heard in numerous time zones, and… a touching bit of concern.
The concern came from careful readers who scoured the press release and wondered, "What about Heavy Reading?" Emails poured in from around the world (ok, we got a few) asking if Heavy Reading was part of the buyout.
The answer is simple and clear: Heavy Reading most certainly is part of the Light Reading empire. In fact, in many ways, it's at the beating heart of the new operation and inarguably an indispensable part of our newly reborn company.
Heavy Reading analysts are at the core of much of what Light Reading, as a company, does: Live events, webinars, pub crawls, you name it. Our research not only sets much of Light Reading's agenda but also informs the strategies and decisions taken by our many loyal clients.
Sure, we can take ourselves seriously at time -- after all, we are huffy-puffy important analyst types (and we have coffee mugs to prove it). But we're proud of our role as Light Reading's serious, mostly sober (slightly) younger sibling, and we're thrilled to be part of the new Light Reading.
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A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.