I have never met Jeremiah Owyang, but I've been a regular reader of his "Web Strategy" blog for ages. He writes extremely well and many (but not all) of the topics he covers intersect with many of the topics I cover here. Since reading his blog, I've also connected with him via Twitter and Facebook as well, adding yet more dimensions to our connection. I've come to know a bit more about him and appreciate/respect his knowledge and interest.
So I was thrilled to read that he will be joining Forrester Research as an analyst in October. As he indicates, a lot of the writing and information gathering he's been doing on his web site are really akin to what goes on within the analyst world... so it's a natural step for him. Personally, I think it's great for Forrester to gain someone with the amount of experience and connections that Jeremiah has. I would have to think he'll definitely be an asset to Forrester's clients.