Dan Kirsch joined Hurwitz & Associates as a Principal Analyst & Vice President focused on security, governance and privacy. Dan worked as a consultant with Hurwitz & Associates in 2010 and agreed to join the team full-time in the Fall of 2011. Hurwitz & Associates is a boutique strategy consulting, market research and analyst ﬁrm that focuses on how technology solutions solve real world customer problems. Hurwitz research concentrates on disruptive technologies such as Cloud, Big Data, Analytics, Social and Collaborative Business, Service Oriented Architecture and Web 2.0, Service Management and Information Management. Dan has a JD from Boston College Law School where he focused on corporate law, emerging corporations and intellectual property. As an attorney, Dan represented start-ups, cloud computing ventures, and companies going through second round financing. Dan’s research focus is on how compliance, governance, security and privacy are impacting the software industry and customer requirements. He also is interested in the mobile market and how it is being affected by the growth of cloud computing and big data.