Moving to London

I’ll be relocating from New York City to London as of August 1, but continuing in more or less in my same role here at The 451 Group.

After more than a dozen years in Manhattan, I’m moving back to the old country (those of you that know me will know I more or less managed to retain my accent) and as such, I’ll obviously be closer to the European scene. I hope to unearth more European vendors and customers than we’re already covering, although we will continue to actively cover all the US vendors we already follow and continue to dig for more there as well.

I expect to hear more about semantic technology than I do in the US (although that’s already quite a lot) and I expect the drivers for using text technologies of various types to be slightly different in Europe.

August will be a bit hectic sorting things out, but I’ll be fully up to speed by the start of September, that’s for sure.

The only contact that will change is my office number, which I’ll be sending around to key contacts.

Katey Wood, my research associate remains in the 451 Group’s New York City HQ, helping me cover this fascinating market.


#1 Daniel on 08.28.08 at 9:28 am

If you’re coming back to the Old Country you could a taste of what’s up in European semantic technology at the ESTC event

#2 raymond wyers on 09.01.08 at 3:27 pm


Do you know alot about Nuance dragon SDK software? I am trying to find a programmer to integrate it with an invention my mine. It is a telephony-based search tool for zeroing in on and getting in contact with people via their office tel#. I can get the # of any person, in any phone system, any company, anywhere in the world and I filed a pat. application on it Dec. ’06. I would love to find the right person to share or partner with for this.

ray swyers

#3 raymond swyers on 09.01.08 at 3:28 pm

oh, I am also thinking of moving to London with my wife from Manhattan.

Ray Swyers