Chip Gliedman

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving CIOs

Chip serves CIOs. His research focuses on IT investment strategies, justifying technology investments, IT portfolio management, business technology (BT) alignment, and IT satisfaction. Chip developed the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) model and program to help clients quantify and communicate the financial value of technology investments and strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Chip has 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to joining Giga, he was director of business development for Passport Designs, where he managed both the customer service center and the direct sales organizations. In 1992, he implemented a program where technical support agents would be rewarded if their interactions led to the sale of an upgrade or additional product. Chip also held senior positions at Ingres, where he was group manager of desktop and Unix platform marketing, as well as Ingres' representative to the X/Open ISV council.

Chip has delivered presentations and workshops worldwide to audiences ranging from four to 400. His work on calculating and communicating the value of IT and IT projects was the subject of a cover story in PC Week and has been featured in BusinessWeek, CIO Magazine (US and Canada), InformationWeek (US and Germany), and numerous other business and trade publications. He has also appeared as a panelist on Silicon Spin with John Dvorak on ZDTV.

Education

Chip earned a B.A. in anthropology from Hamilton College.

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  • Chip Gliedman
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:FITARA Will Solve Some, But Not All, Federal Tech Management Issues

    Culture And Agility Remain Big Issues For Government

    It appears that the first major overhaul to federal IT management in a decade may make it through both branches of congress this year. In May, the House again passed the Federal Information...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Embark On Your Road Map To BT Leadership

    Road Map: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    Organizations that can manage the transition from the age of information to the age of the customer will be the leaders in their markets during the coming decades. Unfortunately, the systems and...

    • Downloads: 96
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's New Tech Management Balanced Scorecard

    Performance Management: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    Forrester developed its IT Balanced Scorecard for CIOs almost a decade ago, based on the original Balanced Scorecard framework proposed by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton. Over the years, we...

    • Downloads: 343
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:BT's Customer Focus Requires New Thinking For Technology Road Maps

    Shift From Plans To Options Requires Changes To Investment And Governance Models

    Winning in the age of the customer requires a wholesale transformation of technology planning, acquisition, and management. Traditional annual-based planning cycles and fixed road maps will leave an...

    • Downloads: 250
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: NASA Uses Open Innovation To Spur Creativity And Generate Business Value

    The International Space Apps Challenge Generates 770 Ideas In One Weekend

    NASA's role in the US federal government isn't what it used to be. The days of the space race are long finished, and Cold-War-fueled, multibillion-dollar missile programs are a distant memory. NASA's...

    • Downloads: 165
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ensure That Your Innovation Management Tool Is Not Just Another Empty Suggestion Box

    Best Practices Shared By Innovation Management Tool Customers

    While many organizations realize the importance of business innovation, the relatively minuscule size of the software market for innovation management tools indicates that most organizations do not...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Should Get Real About Real Options Thinking In Their BT Plans And Messages

    Move The Conversation Away From Costs And Toward Business Flexibility And Market Risk Mitigation

    The combination of customer, market, and economic risks forces CIOs to think differently about their investments in business technology (BT). CIOs that focus solely on internal, technology-driven...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Tools, Q3 2013

    The 14 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Using Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of innovation management vendors, we identified, researched, analyzed, and rated 14 significant innovation platform providers — BrainBank, Brightidea,...

    • Downloads: 668
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Forrester BT Governance Maturity Self-Assessment

    The BT Governance Collection: Maturity Self-Assessment

    The Forrester BT Governance Maturity Self-Assessment consists of four capability areas and 40 governance-specific capabilities. This model is designed to provide a self-assessment that gives insight...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Introducing The Forrester BT Governance Maturity Self-Assessment

    The BT Governance Collection: The Maturity Self-Assessment

    Business executives have always asked CIOs to drive down IT costs, but now they are also challenging IT leaders to enable and directly support business outcomes. The best response to these challenges...

    • Downloads: 238
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Are Not Ready To Support Business Innovation

    Benchmarks: The Innovation Playbook

    While innovation is a hot topic among most of the organizations we work with, our recent survey of IT leaders indicates that a minority of firms have formalized their practices and processes. Only...

    • Downloads: 636
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    Report:The Total Economic Impact™ Methodology: A Foundational Framework For Investment Decisions

    Underlying any investment is the ever-present question of "What am I going to get for my money?" To answer this question, Forrester developed the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) methodology. TEI...

    • Downloads: 3533
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:It Takes An Innovation Network

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Innovation Playbook

    Few firms have the resources and wherewithal to go it alone in the face of the current climate of almost continual business disruption. Just as a firm may look to partners and suppliers to complement...

    • Downloads: 509
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Innovation Capability Maturity

    Assessment: The Innovation Playbook

    Innovation is a must for an organization to succeed in today's harsh business climate. Understanding how well your organization has mastered the key capabilities required for a sustained innovation...

    • Downloads: 620
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Sustained Innovation Propels The Business Engine

    Business Impact: The Innovation Playbook

    "Innovate or die" is not just a catchy slogan — it's the nature of business today. Shortened business cycles, competitors entering and establishing market presence overnight, and social...

    • Downloads: 644
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Fuel Business Growth Via The BT Innovation Portfolio

    Portfolio Management: The Innovation Playbook

    While many organizations believe that they can generate innovative ideas, few have defined processes to empirically evaluate the ideas and make the proper funding decisions on a case-by-case basis....

    • Downloads: 539
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Measure The Effectiveness Of The Strategic Planning Process

    The ultimate judges of any strategic planning process are the business technology (BT) users who need to produce business benefits with the technology. The goals, desires, and needs of this group are...

    • Downloads: 768
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Create A Living BT Road Map

    The early stages of the business technology (BT) strategic planning framework identify business strategies and associated technologies to support the business cycle. These stages involve identifying...

    • Downloads: 1284
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Introducing The Forrester BT Leadership Maturity Model

    A Self-Assessment Framework To Focus And Accelerate Your Transformation

    Many CIOs struggle to answer two deceptively simple questions: 1) How are we doing, and 2) what should I prioritize? These questions invite a host of complexities, raising questions about the role of...

    • Downloads: 694
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Step Up And Support Your Company's Customers

    Budgets, Planning, And Measurement Of Customer Satisfaction Reside Outside Of IT Today

    In today's technology-fueled marketplace, CIOs must provide the underlying systems, processes, and communications channels for interacting and engaging with the company's customers. CIOs that...

    • Downloads: 321
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    Report:CIOs Need To Act As Investment Managers To Best Manage Their Options

    Changing Business Requirements Require Flexible Technology Options

    In today's competitive environment, it is crucial to have the flexibility to react to rapidly changing market conditions. Companies obtain flexibility by creating options — to scale up or down,...

    • Downloads: 401
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    Report:Eight Ways CIOs Use Capability Maps To Embed Business In The Management Of IT

    Business capabilities define what your organization does to execute its mission or support its position in the marketplace. These capabilities, such as "customer management," "product development,"...

    • Downloads: 1317
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    Report:Empowered Business Technology Defined

    The Future IT Organization And Its Implications For CIOs

    The empowered era has brought about a paradigm shift for IT organizations. Employees and customers are no longer relying on IT to provision and manage technology. They are using social, mobile,...

    • Downloads: 898
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    Report:The Empowered BT CIO

    A Road Map For CIOs To Succeed In An Empowered World

    Many pundits are writing the CIO's obituary. Your employees and the business are no longer relying on IT to provision and deliver technology. They are using technologies like social, mobile, cloud,...

    • Downloads: 931
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    Report:Industry Innovation: US Federal Government

    Technology Trends That Will Change The Way Government Operates

    The US government, with its almost $80 billion annual IT budget, is one of the largest consumers of IT goods and services in the world. It is therefore not surprising that the same technological...

    • Downloads: 878