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.

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    Report:Market Overview: Green IT Services

    A Bright Outlook For IT Sustainability Consulting

    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 market,...

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    Report:The Dawn Of Green IT Services

    A Market Overview Of Sustainability Consulting For IT Organizations

    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 by...

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    Report:Emerging Markets And Technologies Drive Tech Industry Growth

    Forrester's 2012 Tech Industry Predictions

    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 — which...

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    Report:Green Progress In Enterprise IT

    Higher Stakes For Tech Marketers As Green IT Principles Spread

    Forrester conducted its second survey of enterprise IT professionals to learn about awareness and adoption of environmental principles in corporate computing. Our October survey shows steady...

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    Report:Market Update: European Systems Integrators Up Their Investments In Green IT Services

    European systems integrators (SIs) Getronics, Orange Business Services, and Siemens IT Solutions and Services are stepping up their efforts to build consulting and implementation practices helping...

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    Report:Corporate Sustainability Will Depend On IT Solutions

    Six Types Of IT For Sustainability Solutions Drive Sustainable Performance

    Improving the environmental sustainability of corporate processes and products is slowly but surely moving up the strategic agenda of large companies around the world. In interviewing sustainability...

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