Government Insights Appoints Thom Rubel To Research Program Director

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 12, 2006 – Government Insights, an IDC company, announces the appointment of Thom Rubel to Research Program Director. In this role, Rubel is responsible for managing and coordinating the development of two research programs focused on improving technology decision management throughout the government markets. The practices under Rubel’s leadership include the Strategy, Governance, and Reporting program and the Program Management and Controls program.

“Thom has proven experience identifying best practices and developing strategies to maximize information technology (IT) investments that effectively and efficiently achieve business and public policy goals,” says Teresa Bozzelli, managing director and chief operating officer (COO) for Government Insights. “With his strategic vision and technology background, Thom is exactly the kind of leader we need to spearhead our research initiatives in order to best serve the needs of the government and its vendors.”

Rubel brings more than 19 years of leadership and IT experience to his new role at Government Insights. Prior to joining the recently launched IDC company, Rubel was a part of the INPUT, Inc., Consulting Group. He also served as Vice President of Government Strategies at META Group, where he led strategy research and messaging efforts to focus on improving government policy outcomes and service delivery.

“It’s an honor to join Government Insights and the IDC family,” adds Rubel. “I look forward to working with the government and government vendors to identify IT business needs and develop a high-value research practice that is truly aimed at meeting those needs.”

In addition to his private sector experience, Rubel also held significant leadership roles in various levels of the government. As Director of State Information Technology Programs for the National Governors’ Association, Rubel managed numerous successful policy and program initiatives to provide governors with effective information technology strategies. He also held positions as an Assistant Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Deputy Director of Consumer Affairs for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

About Government Insights, an IDC Company

Government Insights, an IDC company, provides government organizations and IT vendors who serve them with research-based advisory and consulting services that enable government executives to maximize the value of their technology investments; minimize technology risk through accurate planning; benchmark themselves against industry peers; adopt industry best practices for organizational/technology alignment; make more informed technology decisions; and drive technology-enabled performance and innovation. Government Insights provides full coverage of the government value chain, with special emphasis on developing and employing strategies that leverage IT investments to maximize organizational performance. Staffed by senior analysts with significant technology experience in government, Government Insights provides a portfolio of research and advisory services that are relevant to the needs of both the government and IT vendor communities.