Derek Miers

Principal Analyst serving Enterprise Architecture PROFESSIONALS

Derek serves Enterprise Architecture Professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in business process management (BPM) and organizational transformation. He has worked in this area for more than 20 years, dealing with major brands, governmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Derek's research focuses on the methods, approaches, frameworks, tools, techniques, and technologies of business architecture; BPM; business process improvement; business transformation; and organizational change. He places special emphasis on an outcome-based, customer-focused approach.

Previous Work Experience

Derek is a well-known keynote speaker and chair of major EA conferences. As co-chair of BPMI.org, he helped merge the organization with the Object Management Group (OMG).

Education

Derek completed the Early Growth Program at London Business School.

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  • Sales Enablement
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  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:European Tech Marketing Continues To Be Different

    This is a deep-dive data update to last year's report, "European Tech Marketing Is Different: Here's How," based on Forrester's Q4 2011 B2B Marketing Organizations And Investments Survey. Most of the...

    • Downloads: 53
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    Report:Hosting Service Providers — Cloud Partners Or Competitors?

    The Tug-Of-War Between Vendor SaaS And Channel Partner Hosting

    A lot of tech vendors — and channel partners — are struggling to define channel partner roles in the cloud services demand chain. On-premise technology variants are starting to lose...

    • Downloads: 945
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    Report:A 10-Point Checklist For Innovating Tech Customer Support

    Marketing And Partnering For Support/Service Excellence

    Forrester's research shows that customers rank technical support at or near the top of their criteria for both vendor and product consideration. Yet the support experience in the tech industry is...

    • Downloads: 315
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    Report:Buyer Role Profile: VP Of Customer Service

    This report is designed to give professionals in sales enablement an introduction to the VP of customer service role as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. The...

    • Downloads: 139
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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Platforms, Q4 2013

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 40-criteria evaluation of partner relationship management (PRM) platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant software providers in the category — Channeltivity,...

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    Report:Paving The Way To Partner Loyalty Maturity

    Road Map: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    In this report, we present a compendious road map to guide you through the steps to build a partner loyalty program or to revamp an existing one. Follow this road map — and the companion...

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    Report:Cloud Channel Trends, 2013 To 2014

    A Critical Mass Of Channel Partners Are Embracing Cloud

    Forrester recently surveyed channel partner company executives on their business model plans with respect to cloud computing. What we learned: After much gnashing of teeth (over marginalized...

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    Report:Market Overview: Channel Data Management

    The Gateway To Channel Sales And Marketing Visibility

    Few tech vendors are immune to the millions of dollars in lost revenue that amount from overpayments of channel incentives, stock-outs, gray market activity, and audit penalties/fines. Having...

    • Downloads: 145
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    Report:Partner Relationships Need Their Own Management System

    Advances In Commercial PRM Software Make Investment Viable

    Channel-oriented tech vendors and other business-to-business (B2B) companies (telecommunications, life sciences, insurance, or industrial goods) have had the need for partner relationship management...

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    Report:Leverage The Channel Management Technology Spectrum

    Tools And Technology: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Channel partners' loyalty to vendors and suppliers is waning, resulting in risk to vendors' and suppliers' wallet share and revenue growth with respect to their channel partners. Channel...

    • Downloads: 99
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    Report:Tech Channel Marketing Trends 2012

    Growth Continues In Channel-Generated Revenue Share And Investment

    It's a case of good dollars following good — channels continue to perform, in terms of revenue contribution, so tech vendors continue to invest in them. Tech marketers will be operating with...

    • Downloads: 489
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    Report:Opportunities In The SMB Cloud Services Market

    SMBs' strong adoption of cloud computing is well known. What is less well understood is how SMBs are adopting cloud for various technology categories relative to one another.

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    Report:Asian Business Leaders Increasingly Lead Tech Buying Processes

    In Asia, the CIO no longer has sole responsibility for making tech investment decisions. Consumerization and the increasing role of technology as a business enabler are pushing...

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    Report:The Importance Of True International Marketing Content

    Tech vendors are likely underperforming in international markets because their central marketing teams do not successfully integrate inputs from their field marketing colleagues about local market...

    • Downloads: 67
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    Report:The Cloud Has Changed Channel Sourcing Dynamics For Software

    Which Channels Are Customers Sourcing From?

    In 2010, Forrester published a report on channel sweet spots to address how small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) source their software needs. Two years later, we're revisiting this topic to...

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    Report:Buyer Role Profile: Service Desk

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the service desk role as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. The information...

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    Report:Demand Insights: The SMB Software Market 2011

    SMBs Exhibit A Broad Adoption Profile, But Growth Is Being Stunted By The Credit Crunch

    For most software categories, tech marketers once considered the small to medium-size business (SMB) market to be "software non grata." Their assumption was that most SMBs supported their operations...

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