Anatoli Olkhovets has taken over at Gartner Peer Insights – earning a promotion to Group Vice President, and replacing Richard Cho, who departed suddenly before Christmas.
Gartner has parted company with Richard Cho, the executive who oversaw rapid expansion of its peer reviews division. Cho was responsible for the enormous expansion of Gartner Peer Insights.
Changes announced today to Gartner Peer Insights methodology - effective January 31 - underline how the peer reviews site has grown up, and signal a new strategy from Gartner. But the changes also signal the start of a new crackdown on vendors, in particular to discourage - and possibly penalize - the cherrypicking of top references.