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, he helped merge the organization with the Object Management Group (OMG).


Derek completed the Early Growth Program at London Business School.

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  • Business Technographics
  • Technology Product Strategies
  • Past 18 months
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 339
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:New Dynamics Shape IT Services Spending

    Changes Will Accelerate Over The Next 24 Months

    The IT services industry is in the middle of a fundamental transformation of who it sells to, what services it sells, and how it delivers those services. Upstart vendors specializing in new...

    • Downloads: 758
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Seeding The Cloud Channel

    Channel Partners' Plans And Needs For Business Model Transformation

    As technologies and tech decision-makers' needs evolve at a livelier pace, channel professionals need to consider channel partners' perceptions and investment plans and develop their own game plan to...

    • Downloads: 271
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How To Successfully Set Up IT Infrastructure For Your Business In China

    For the thousands of foreign companies that establish business operations in China every year, one of the first things on their to-do lists is setting up IT infrastructure, including horizontal and...

    • Downloads: 186
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Taxonomy: Product Development Services, Q1 2013

    Provider Capabilities Vary By Vertical And Domain Focus

    The product development services market is transforming. Stagnant growth in the telecom and independent software vendor (ISV) markets has forced a shift in focus toward industries such as healthcare,...

    • Downloads: 235
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Renegade Technology Buyer In Asia

    Technology is now too important for the business not to be involved. Business decision-makers in Asia also mention that frustration with their IT department pushes them to spend directly on IT...

    • Downloads: 43
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Top Technologies For Your BT Agenda

    Tools And Technology: The Business Technology Agenda Playbook

    In today's competitive environment, investing in business technologies is central to companies' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. Business execs know this, but they don't think that their...

    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:What The European CEO Needs From The CIO In 2014

      Trust In IT Delivery Is An Issue For European Business Decision-Makers

      Continuing economic uncertainty, regulatory pressures, and the digitization of commerce will place further stress on European IT budgets and plans in 2014. The good news highlighted in our research...

      • Downloads: 255
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Tracking The Renegade Technology Buyer

      Understanding The What And Why Of Business Executives' Spending On Technology

      After nearly a decade in hibernation, the business buyer has re-emerged as a major spender and force in IT spending. To better understand the return of tech spending outside the formal IT budget and...

      • Downloads: 322
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Service Providers Accelerate Smart City Projects

      Look For Partners With Software Assets And Prebuilt Solutions For More Cost-Effective And Rapid Delivery

      Numerous factors drive cities to take a smarter approach to their administration and development. They increasingly value technology as a lever to enable scalable and sustainable transformation both...

      • Downloads: 348
    • For Sales Enablement Professionals

      Report:The VSB Software Market: Cloud Triggers And Custom Development

      This workbook provides data on how the current generation of VSBs displays significantly different software investment plans than earlier generations. VSBs are beginning to think and act more like...

      • Downloads: 27
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:The Collaborative Economy Will Drive Business Innovation And Growth

      Over the past two decades, the Internet has triggered a tectonic shift in the concept of networking — one that has redefined how companies market and sell products. More recently, social media,...

      • Downloads: 163
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:Next-Generation Services Offer A New Path To Digital Transformation

      Digital Transformation Needs Analytics-Empowered, Business-Driven Service Providers

      CIOs understand the urgency of ramping up their business technology (BT) capabilities — including systems of engagement — to help the business win, serve, and retain customers....

      • Downloads: 146
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Empower Salespeople With Tablets To Drive Value For Your Business

      Partner With Sales Leaders Or Lose Control Of Tablet Purchasing

      Businesses increasingly look to infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals to purchase tablets for their companies' employees, but not as a standard-issued device (i.e., a device that's...

      • Downloads: 192
    • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

      Report:Applications Outsourcing Pricing Models: Beyond The Managed Outcome Engagement

      Pricing And Packaging Models Are Shifting — Slowly

      With IT investment focus shifting rapidly toward enabling front-office business results, interest in alternative pricing models for applications outsourcing engagements is on the rise. Though change...

      • Downloads: 333
    • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

      Report:ASEAN IT Markets, 2012 To 2013: The Next Frontier To Growth

      The ASEAN3 countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines) represent 78% of the IT spending of the ASEAN countries excluding Singapore. Indonesia and the Philippines will experience dynamic...

      • Downloads: 163
    • For CIO Professionals

      Report:India Tech Market Outlook: 2014

      Customer Obsession Takes Center Stage For Technology Spending

      IT purchases in India will reach US$29 billion in 2014. As in other emerging economies, India's tech market is still largely hardware-driven, but spending on software and services is gaining...

      • Downloads: 218
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:Predictions 2014: Mobility And Computing Technologies In The Age Of The Customer

      Six Meta-Trends That Will Influence How You Ensure That Employees Have Access To The Right Technology In 2014 And Beyond

      In 2013, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals saw increased mobility and diversity in the technology that employees could use for their jobs get thrust into the forefront. In 2014, I&O...

      • Downloads: 690
    • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

      Report:The Enterprise Mobility Outlook For Asia Pacific In 2014

      How I&O Pros Can Best Support Enterprise Mobility And Prepare Their Firms For Disruption

      Mobile device adoption at Asia Pacific (AP) organizations will grow in 2014, driven by a large young online population, declining hardware prices, and the increasing affordability of wireless...

      • Downloads: 205