Andrew Bartels

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Andy is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focus is on smart computing and analytics and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing the shifting economics of the industry, including spending, budgeting, and the influence of macroeconomic trends.

He also researches the growing customization of IT systems for industry-specific applications, especially in the utilities, energy, and professional services sectors. He is also a thought leader in the sourcing and procurement technology markets.

Previous Work Experience

Andy has extensive experience in the technology market and in strategic planning, both as an analyst and a practitioner in the business world. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group in 2003, where he had worked as a vice president and research leader since 1998. Prior to joining Giga, Andy held a variety of vice president positions at American Express in the chairman's office, technologies, strategic planning, and re-engineering. Before joining American Express, Andy worked as an economist, writer, and editor for various organizations, including Shearson Lehman Brothers; the US House of Representatives' Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs; and the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.

Andy has been a regular participant in Forrester's IT Forum conferences, delivering keynote addresses in 2006 and 2007 with colleagues on the future of software. He has also been a recurring presenter at Conference Board conferences on eProcurement and eSourcing. He has been quoted in leading business and technology publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Education

Andy earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

Andrew Bartels's Research

  • For CIOs

    Report: Four Reasons For Sluggish Tech Market Growth And The Rationale For Future Optimism

    Forrester's projected 5.5% growth in the global tech market in 2014 in local currency terms (6.2% in US dollars) is certainly an improvement over the more feeble growth of 2012 and 2013. Still, ...

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  • For CIOs

    Report: Debunking Two Myths About Tech Budgets

    The CIO's job is hard enough delivering reliable, secure, and user-friendly technologies while meeting and anticipating business needs for new technologies to support strategic initiatives. But ...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For CIOs

    Report: A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology mana...

    • Downloads: 101
  • For CIOs

    Report: Understanding Shifting Technology Acquisition Patterns

    How much control of tech spending has shifted away from the CIO and moved into the hands of line-of-business managers is a hot — and hotly debated — question among CIOs and vendors. ...

    • Downloads: 163
  • For CIOs

    Report: A Better But Still Subpar Global Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    The good news for CIOs is that improving economies in the US and elsewhere will generate cash flow to support the purchases of the new mobile, cloud, and smart technologies that are transforming...

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    Report: Global IT 2008 Market Outlook

    Global purchases of IT goods and services — which equal IT vendors' revenues — will equal $1.7 trillion in 2008, growing by 6% after a 12% increase in 2007. A declining US dollar boo...

    • Downloads: 3054
  • For CIOs

    Report: US IT Budget Benchmarks — Preparing For 2010

    IT budget benchmarks continue to be a hot topic for CIOs, especially in the wake of a recession that has caused companies to cut IT budgets to the bone. To help CIOs use IT budget benchmarks to ...

    • Downloads: 3028
  • For CIOs

    Report: IT MOOSE Management — 20 Best Practices

    How does a CIO judge whether he or she is using IT resources in the most effective and efficient manner? If the CIO is successful, how does he or she demonstrate this to the CEO and senior manag...

    • Downloads: 2680
  • For CIOs

    Report: Global IT Market Outlook: 2009

    Global purchases of IT goods and services — or from the other perspective IT vendors' revenues — will equal $1.66 trillion in 2009, declining by 3% after an 8% rise in 2008. A declin...

    • Downloads: 2408
  • For CIOs

    Report: US IT Spending Benchmarks For 2008

    Forrester's annual report on US IT spending benchmarks has been one of our most popular and eagerly awaited documents each year. We first offer CIO-based data and analysis on the whys and hows o...

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