Judith Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., a strategy consulting and research firm focused on the business value of emerging computing technologies. She is a published author and a renowned industry pundit, providing strategic direction for and industry insight into many of the major technology players. Hurwitz is known as a no-holds-barred consultant who tells it like it is—whether that means telling an executive of a Fortune 500 software company that their strategy is lame or predicting the success or failure of a company coming out of left field.
Because of her candor, she has been highly sought after for her insights and ability to provide strategic guidance. In 1996 BusinessWeek magazine named her as one of the top one hundred women in the computer industry; in 1997 she was named one of the top one hundred intriguing women by Boston Magazine. Hurwitz was named a distinguished alumnus of Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences in 2005 and is also a recipient of the 2005 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council award. Hurwitz holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Boston University, serves on several advisory boards of emerging companies, and has started three consulting firms over the past eighteen years.
Along with her team at Hurwitz & Associates, she has authored several books in the For Dummies series, including Cloud Computing for Dummies, Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies, and Service Management for Dummies. She also writes a popular technology Blog and has published hundreds of articles and reports covering the computer industry.