Christopher Mines

Senior Vice President, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Chris leads a team of Forrester analysts focused on the future of software development. Since software is both the platform and portal for customer engagement, speed and continuous improvement of software applications and systems are essential for business success in any industry. His team's research and advisory work identify the platforms, tools, methodologies, and skills that help companies put modern software at the center of their business.

Chris has a 17-year tenure as a Forrester analyst and research leader. He has worked across the organization, including leading the firm's US research organization from 2002 to 2006. His ongoing research interests include technology-driven business transformation, the connected world, and the economics and business models of technology suppliers.

Previous Work Experience

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, heading 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.

Education

Chris holds degrees from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the University of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Mines's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: Systems Of Engagement Take Center Stage

    Software is THE crucial element of business success in the age of the customer. It captures the essence of companies' value and brand promise and provides the means of engagement for customers. ...

    • Downloads: 218
  • For CIOs

    Report: Mapping The Connected World

    A technology revolution is brewing that uses sensors, networks, and analytics software to connect physical objects and infrastructure to computing systems, providing an unprecedented view into t...

    • Downloads: 969
  • For CIOs

    Report: Six Business Technology Trends That Will Propel Your Firm In 2013

    Forrester sees six important trends unfolding in business technology (BT), where information technology will most directly and visibly affect business outcomes. Not having an initiative or effor...

    • Downloads: 1380
  • For CIOs

    Report: Emerging Markets And Technologies Drive Tech Industry Growth

    2012 is the year that the performance of emerging markets will be crucial to the growth prospects of the global technology industry. In particular, the top tier of the emerging markets — w...

    • Downloads: 1085
  • For CIOs

    Report: Forrsights: The Macro Trends Shaping The Tech Industry This Decade

    Rather than quietly maturing into middle age as it enters its seventh decade, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry is continuing to evolve rapidly. The ICT landscape is r...

    • Downloads: 1166
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Topic Overview: Green IT

    Environmental responsibility is emerging as an important topic for corporate IT organizations and their technology suppliers. Corporate IT will go green in the coming years, driven by a combinat...

    • Downloads: 2085
  • For CIOs

    Report: Market Overview: Green IT Services

    IT services companies are responding to client needs by building green IT and corporate sustainability practices. We continue to forecast very healthy growth — 60% CAGR —for this mar...

    • Downloads: 1679
  • For CIOs

    Report: Six Business Technology Trends That Will Propel Your Firm In 2013

    Forrester sees six important trends unfolding in business technology (BT), where information technology will most directly and visibly affect business outcomes. Not having an initiative or effor...

    • Downloads: 1380
  • For CIOs

    Report: The Dawn Of Green IT Services

    Enterprises are increasingly going green, and looking to IT operations to help them reduce corporate energy consumption and become more environmentally responsible. Some IT shops are responding ...

    • Downloads: 1460
  • For CIOs

    Report: Creating The Green IT Action Plan

    Enterprise CIOs have a variety of motivations for improving the environmental footprint of their IT operations, but they are often unsure how to proceed. IT organizations should start by craftin...

    • Downloads: 1401
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