About Bruce Richardson

Bruce Richardson brings more than 27 years of experience to his current role as chief research officer at AMR Research. Bruce has spent most of his career analyzing the software industry with a distinct emphasis on ERP and supply chain. Since joining AMR Research in 1988, he has been responsible for spearheading new market coverage and contributing to the company’s analysis of leading market trends in areas such as ERP, supply chain management, service-oriented architectures, software-as-a-service, software appliances, and virtualization and visualization.

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Bruce is a sought-after public speaker, having lectured and presented worldwide on the firm’s behalf nearly 500 times in more than 20 countries. He has covered and analyzed SAP since 1991 and made many early market predictions that have been realized, such as the rise of the advanced planning market and the evolution of MRP to ERP. Bruce also coined the term MES early in his role at AMR Research when he was responsible for all the written research that came from the firm.

One of his primary responsibilities today is to write the lead research piece for First Thing Monday, a weekly publication that reaches more than 38,000 subscribers in 95 countries. FTM has quickly become a must-read for people interested in the future of software.

Prior to AMR Research, Bruce held senior marketing management positions within the software and networking industries. He is an active member of the Boston College Technology Council.

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Bruce graduated cum laude from Boston College.