Irwin Lazar is Vice President and Service Director at Nemertes Research, where he develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises numerous enterprise and vendor clients. Irwin is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in unified communications and collaboration, covering the collaboration space as an analyst for over 15 years.
His earlier background was in IP network and security architecture, design, and operations, where he advised global organizations and held direct operational responsibility for worldwide voice and data networks. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Irwin holds an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Radford University where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Ordnance Corps, upon graduation.
His passion outside of IT is Scouting, where he serves as the Chartered Organization Representative for Boy Scout Troop 1882 in Haymarket, Va., and holds outdoor coordination and training roles with the National Capital Area Council. He is a member of the American Legion, the IEEE, and is a lifelong baseball fan.