Barry Parr is a senior product marketing manager, media industry analyst, editor, and publisher. He has over twenty years experience in online and print media, marketing, research, and advertising.
Barry is the former Principal Product Marketing Manager for Delphix, a DataOps platform for application development. He served as Marketing Director at Chartio, a SaaS business intelligence platform.
Barry Parr is also the editor and publisher of Coastsider, a community news site for coastal San Mateo County, and created MediaSavvy, a blog about networked media.
Barry is the former VP and Principal Analyst at Outsell covering B2B media and information, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research covering media and advertising, and Ecommerce Research Director at IDC Research.
As Vice President of News at CNET, he co-created NEWS.COM, a technology news site which Walt Mossberg in the Wall Street Journal called “a must read for anyone who cares about technology news”. In addition, Mr. Parr was managing producer at the San Jose Mercury News, where he was a key developer of Mercury Center, the first newspaper on the Web.
He is a frequent speaker on media and Internet strategy in the US and worldwide and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, San Jose Mercury News, and other publications. Mr. Parr has more than fifteen years of experience building online services, including software development, marketing, editorial, and production management.
Barry has an AB in Psychology from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School