Ad hoc, ad loc.,
And quid pro quo!
So little time,
So much to know!

-Jeremy Hilary Boob, Ph.D.

alan-zeichickAlan Zeichick is founder, president and principal analyst, Camden Associates. Follow Alan on Twitter @zeichick, and see his profile on LinkedIn.

Technology Analysis. Alan is a recognized authority in software development, software test & quality assurance, enterprise & carrier networking, cloud computing, mobile, Internet of Things, and computer security.  He is building a practice area around automotive software.

Consulting. Alan has provided editorial consulting for a number of management consulting and publishing companies, including Andersen Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Data Group, Interex, and CMP/Miller Freeman.  From the publishing side, the consulting has involved acquisitions, launches, staff training, and repositionings of both print and on-line properties.

Labs-Based Testing. Alan has been involved in the creation and operation of several IT test labs.  In the late 1980s, he designed and implemented the CD-ROM Test Lab and the Portable Computer Test Lab, both for International Data Group.  In 1993, he built a test lab for Cadence Magazine, and from 1996-1998 enhanced and upgraded the LAN Lab.

Technology Publishing. Alan has been a technical writer/editor since 1984, and a chief editor since 1990.  During that time, he has worked for more than 20 publications at four publishing companies: Camden Communications Inc. (1984-1987), IDG Communications Inc. (1987-1990), Miller Freeman Inc. (1990-1998) and BZ Media LLC (1999-2013).

Journalism and Public Speaking. Alan has written more than 4,000 published articles for dozens of trade and consumer publications, and media websites, including SD Times, The Red Herring and InfoWorld, PC World to PC Magazine, Washington Post to Newsday. He currently is a regular contributor to NetworkWorld.

Industry Speaker. Alan has spoken at a veritable plethora of technology events, including Comdex, Comdex, Networld+Interop, NetEvents, PC Expo, Autodesk University, CD-ROM Expo, Microsoft CD-ROM Conference, OS/2 World Conference and Exhibition, Software Development, IBM Technical Interchange, JavaOne, Portable Computing and Communications, IJCNN (International Joint Conference on Neural Networks) and AAAI (American Association of Artificial Intelligence), Microsoft TechEd, JavaOne, EclipseCon and many others.  Alan has lectured at the Folio: publishing-management conferences on the topics of magazine editorial management and editorial ethics in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Event/Conference Management. Alan has been involved with the launches of several trade shows, including IDG’s Portable Computing and Communications and CD-ROM Expo. At Miller Freeman, he served as content visionary and initial Conference Chairman for Autodesk University and the OS/2 World Conference and Exhibition.  Recently, he served on the advisory board for PC Expo.  At BZ Media, Alan served as conference chairman of AnDevCon: the Android Developer Conference, and also iPhone/iPad DevCon, and was the founding conference chairman of SPTechCon: the SharePoint Technology Conference.  He also founded the Software Test & Performance Conference and FutureTest Conference, now produced by Redwood Collaborative Media.

Training. Alan has offered technology training since the late 1970s, and has provided publishing training since 1988, both independently and through the Folio: conferences.  More recently, he has spoken at the Niche Magazine Conference and the Niche Digital Conference.

Other Interests. Alan is a philanthropist and a member of several boards in the non-profit world.  He is an accomplished nature photographer, and enjoys driving his favorite 1991 Acura NSX supercar at excessive speeds.