Chris Andrews

Principal Analyst & Research Director serving Sourcing & Vendor Management PROFESSIONALS

Chris serves Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals with research focused on how organizations can define sourcing strategy, select and negotiate with key technology vendors, and maximize supplier performance over time. Chris is a recognized expert in IT and business services, and he focuses on how customers can manage innovation programs with their third-party service providers. He has written research about how the leading IT and business service providers facilitate innovation, introduce new technologies, and integrate technologies for IT and business customers. He has also created frameworks and evaluation methodologies to help sourcing professionals evaluate the risks, costs, and business value of emerging technologies. Prior to working on the sourcing and vendor management team, Chris served on Forrester's technology industry vendor strategy team. In this role, Chris wrote about topics relevant to technology strategists — such as long-term market trends, the importance of business customers in technology purchasing decisions, innovation, and emerging technology trends and disruptions.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his work as an analyst, Chris was in Forrester's consulting group, where he led strategy consulting engagements for leading technology vendors. He has helped technology clients with market sizing, competitive assessments, customer segmentation, product marketing, and M&A strategy. Prior to joining Forrester, Chris had several years of experience in strategy consulting, including advisory and market research work for Fortune 500 technology companies and private equity investors.

Education

Chris received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University and his B.A., with honors, from Middlebury College.

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Transformation Of Sourcing Depends On Its Ability To Empower Employees

    An Empowered Report: Sourcing Can Do More To Adapt To Changes In Business Technology

    A major shift in the technology marketplace is moving technology purchasing power away from centralized IT departments and into the hands of individual employees. This shift, which is driven by rapid...

    • Downloads: 527
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Hot Companies To Watch: Q4 Update

    Profiles Of Emerging Companies And Technology Trends That Tech Vendors Need To Know About

    In this series, we highlight interesting new vendors and important technology trends. At Forrester, we've seen a strong interest in emerging technologies among our strategist clients as vendors seek...

    • Downloads: 657
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Hot Companies To Watch: Q3 Update

    Profiles of Emerging Companies And Technology Trends That Tech Vendors Should Consider When Planning Strategy

    In this series, we highlight interesting new vendors and important technology trends. At Forrester, we've seen a strong interest in emerging technologies among our technology strategist clients as...

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    Report:Hot Companies To Watch In 2008: Q2 Update

    Profiles Of Emerging Companies And Technology Trends That Tech Vendors Should Consider When Planning Strategy

    The wide-ranging popularity of our first "Hot Companies To Watch" document, published in April 2008, highlighted a few important facts about technology strategists. First, it reflects the high level...

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