Since founding Lopez Research, Maribel Lopez has been called upon to provide strategic analysis of global markets, undertaken message testing, analyzed product positioning, and helped companies to understand where they play in new markets. Her clients include start-ups, software vendors, networking vendors, enterprise IT leaders as well as telecom providers. Today, 5 of the Fortune 20 are Lopez Research clients.
Over the past two decades, she has observed, commented on and engaged in the massive shifts in communications technologies during her work with Motorola, International Data Corp., Shiva Corporation and Forrester Research. Prior to founding Lopez Research, Maribel was a respected analyst for more than 10 years at Forrester Research, most recently as Vice President of the tech industry strategies group. In this position at Forrester Research, Maribel provided analysis on multiple topics including network and service strategies, enterprise communications and consumer markets for voice, video and data. She held positions in strategic marketing and product marketing at Shiva Corporation. Prior to joining Shiva, she worked for International Data Corporation as a data networking industry analyst. Maribel began her career at Motorola, holding positions in finance and global corporate development.
Maribel is frequently quoted by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Globe and Mail, Businessweek, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She has also appeared on CNN, CNBC and NPR. She is a much-sought-after public speaker. She has spoken at All About Mobile, AppNation, Cloud Connect, Enterprise 2.0, Mobile Connect, The Open Mobile Summit, CTIA as well as corporate events. She is columnist for Forbes and has been a contributing columnist for Information Week's BrainYard and Tab Times. Maribel is a graduate of Babson College. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband.
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