Dan Kirsch joined Hurwitz & Associates as a research analyst focused on security, governance, and privacy. Dan worked as a consultant with Hurwitz & Associates since 2010 and agreed to join the team full-time in the Fall of 2011. Hurwitz & Associates is boutique strategy consulting, market research and analyst ﬁrm that focuses on how technology solutions solve real world customer problems. Hurwitz research concentrates on disruptive technologies, such as Cloud, Big Data, Analytics, Social and Collaborative Business, Service Oriented Architecture and Web 2.0, Service Management, and Information Management.
Dan has a JD from Boston College Law School where he focused on corporate law, emerging corporations and intellectual property. As an attorney, Dan represented start-ups, cloud computing ventures, and companies going through second round financing.
Dan’s research focus is on how compliance, governance, security and privacy are impacting the software industry and customer requirements. Additionally Dan is looking at mobile market. Increasingly, these issues are gaining more currency with the growth of cloud computing and the growth of big data. He will be analyzing how these issues are being automated as well as the best practices that companies are putting in place.