Gene Cao

Senior Analyst serving Sourcing & Vendor Management PROFESSIONALS

Gene specializes in helping Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals make the right sourcing decisions in China. He tracks end user organizations toward their software and services sourcing status, as well as the service provider landscape. Gene also engages in custom research projects and advisories to help end users solve sourcing challenges in China.

Previous Work Experience

Gene came to Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he worked as a marketing specialist at JCDecaux China, conducting primary and secondary research, analysis, and project delivery.

Education

Gene holds dual degrees in eCommerce and communications from Peking University.

Gene Cao's Research

  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Case Study: Tagal Refreshed Its Sourcing Strategy To Regain Business Competence

    Tagal, a joint venture of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Angang Steel in China, has focused on hot-dip galvanizing for some of the world's largest automakers since 2001. Tagal needed to improve i...

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    Report: Asia IT Outsourcing Services Are Poised For Rapid Growth

    The outsourcing market in Asia Pacific (the ASEAN countries, Australia/New Zealand, China, India, Japan, and South Korea) continues to grow at a much faster rate than the overall IT services mar...

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    Report: Finding The Right SAP Service Provider In China

    Over the past two decades, the number of SAP customers in China has risen to more than 2,000. Many of the implementations in the first wave of SAP projects prior to 2005 failed due to a shortage...

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    Report: Market Overview: IT Services In China, 2013

    China has entered a new phase of economic development, driven by government focus on expanding the domestic market. This transition will have a significant impact on private and public organizat...

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    Report: Lessons Learned From Outsourcing In China: Part 2

    This report follows up on an outsourcing services market report published in Q3 2012 that outlined key lessons for multinational corporations (MNCs) seeking to leverage outsourcing engagements i...

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    Report: Market Overview: IT Services In China, 2013

    China has entered a new phase of economic development, driven by government focus on expanding the domestic market. This transition will have a significant impact on private and public organizat...

    • Downloads: 283
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    Report: Market Overview: Data Center Services In China

    Forrester believes that the explosive growth of emerging data center services like as-a-service and virtual private cloud services over the next three to five years will spark increased demand f...

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    Report: Driving Outsourcing Success In China

    The IT outsourcing market in China will significantly mature as customers are getting more acquainted to the value proposition of outsourcing. Although the outsourcing provider landscape is alre...

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    Report: Outsourcing In China: Key Lessons Learned

    Most leading multinational corporations (MNCs) have already established their business in mainland China, and now other MNCs are planning to expand their go-to-market plans in the world's second...

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    Report: PRC IT Services Report: 2010

    This document provides early and accurate market size estimates for 2010 in China, including vendor rankings and activities, forecasts, and market trends for vendor strategists. The report is ba...

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