Senior Vice President, Research Director
Forrester's CIO Forum 2012
The tech market will grow faster than the economies in North America and Europe in 2012 and 2013, and that means tech spending for many firms will outpace their revenues. New technologies of mobile devices, smart computing analytics, software-as-a-service, and collaborative process apps will set the pace, with the consumerization of IT producing complicating wrinkles in demand. Mature technologies like servers and storage, ERP, CRM, and other process apps, and IT systems integration and outsourcing will see more modest growth. CIOs can use this information to understand how quickly the future will arrive, where peers and competitors are spending, and which vendors will be discounting what kinds of products and services. This session highlights:
Chris 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 tech-driven business transformation and smart computing and analytics, analyzing the economics and business models of IT suppliers, and emerging trends in technology adoption. Currently, his research is centered on the role of IT in enabling sustainability initiatives and improving corporate environmental responsibility.
Chris has been with Forrester for 13 years as an analyst and research team leader. He led Forrester's US research organization from 2002 to 2006, and he previously led the firm's research efforts in the financial services, automotive, healthcare, and telecom industries. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and Forrester events and is widely quoted in the business and IT industry press.
Prior to joining Forrester, Chris was a principal at GeoPartners Research, doing strategy consulting for leading technology companies. During the 1980s, he was with the investment bank Cowen & Company, where he headed its research coverage of the networking industry. He also worked at The Yankee Group as a telecom industry analyst. He began his career as a member of technical staff at IBM's network software labs.
Chris holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Pennsylvania.