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August 3, 2012 8:30 AM ET
Brian Shipman – Group VP, IR
Eugene Hall – CEO
Chris Lafond – EVP and CFO
Peter Appert – Piper Jaffray
Bill Bird – Lazard
Manav Patnaik – Barclays
Tim – William Blair
Bill Sutherland – Northland Securities
Kelly Flynn – Credit Suisse
Brian Karimzad – Goldman Sachs
Dan Leben – Robert W Baird
Eric Boyer – Wells Fargo
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Gartner’s Earnings Conference Call for the Second Quarter 2012. A replay of this call will be available through September 3, 2012. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 for domestic calls and 617-801-6888 for international calls, and by entering the passcode 27832693. This call is being simultaneously webcast and will be archived on Gartner’s website at www.gartner.com for approximately 90 days.
I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Brian Shipman, Group VP of Investor Relations. Please proceed sir.
Thank you and good morning everyone. Welcome to Gartner’s second quarter 2012 earnings call. With me today is our Chief Executive Officer, Gene Hall; and our Chief Financial Officer, Chris Lafond.
This call will begin with a discussion of Q2 2012 financial results disclosed in today’s press release, followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions. I’d like to remind everyone that the press release is available on our website, that URL is www.gartner.com.
Before we begin, we need to remind you that certain statements made on this call may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can vary materially from actual results, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those contained in the company’s 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as in other filings with the SEC. I would encourage all of you to review the risk factors listed in these documents. The company undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements.