Martin Piszczalski is an Analyst for Gigaom Research who also leads Sextant Research, an advisory firm specializing in cleantech and information technologies. Previously was a research director at the Yankee Group. He was also a Principal Analyst at Gartner. He advises technology firms ranging in size from SAP and Oracle to start ups. This is in market segmentation, market growth projections, and business strategy. For user firms he identifies the trends, products, and vendors most likely to predominate in the future. Martin has a PhD. in engineering from the University of Michigan where he was also a professor. He has been Senior Editor of Managing Automation as well as a columnist for Ziff-Davis’ Corporate Computing Magazine. He has been quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Platts Energy Week, and Industry Week. He has given expert testimony to Congress on renewable energies.