Alan Lepofsky is Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Inc. As a lead analyst on Constellation's research theme, The Future of Work, Alan focuses on how enterprise collaboration software/social business software can help people Get Work Done. Since 1993, he has been designing, marketing and helping customers deploy software solutions that enable people to connect with their peers and openly share information. Prior to joining Constellation, Alan spent 3 years as Director of Marketing at Socialtext, helping prospects and customers understand how social software can be used to improve core business processes. Before that, he spent 14 years in a variety of roles at IBM/Lotus, ranging from product management in the Lotus brand to supporting the IBM Business Partner ecosystem. He's an active blogger and speaker in the "Enterprise 2.0/Social Business" community, where he shares his thoughts on the business benefits of open communication and collaboration.