Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

VP, Research Director serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Holger serves Application Development & Delivery professionals in their strategy, planning and ongoing operations turning data into business value. His research focus includes all aspects of analytics and data management, ranging from data collection, refining and storage, analytics applications (e.g. reporting, text- and predictive analytics), dashboards, and advanced data visualization. Holger specifically looks into emerging and disruptive trends and new business opportunities, such as Big Data and cloud-based analytics and information services. With 12-plus years of deep industry expertise, Holger also focuses on the business technology trends and opportunities in the energy market.

Holger focuses his research on application professionals, but his research also draws the interest of CIOs, enterprise architects and technology vendors. Holger is based in Forrester's Frankfurt office but advises technology users and vendors around the world.

Previous Work Experience

In his previous role at Forrester, Holger was a Principal Analyst in the Business Technology Futures team, analyzing trends and key paradigm shifts in the business process and software application market with focus on cloud computing and analytics applications.

Holger came to Forrester from SAP AG, where he headed the energy business unit, one of SAP's most successful verticals, responsible for the global product and partner strategy, user community, and sales enablement. Prior to this, he held various positions at SAP in development, marketing, solution management, and business development and was vice president in SAP's global service partner group, where he was responsible for the partner strategy across all industries for SAP's largest service partner. Before joining SAP, Holger worked as assistant professor at Toyota Technological Institute in Nagoya, Japan, where he developed new data recording media that are used today in magneto-optic recording discs.

Education

A native of Germany, Holger studied physics at University Stuttgart and holds a Ph.D. in science (Dr.rer.net.) from University Stuttgart and Max Planck Institute, Germany. In his thesis he researched and explained the magnetic properties of nano-structured materials.

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  • Holger Kisker, Ph.D.
  • Information Management
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Enterprise Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document gives highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European enterprises via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North America And Europe, Q4 2009. Hot...

    • Downloads: 2615
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: The Business Intelligence Software Market

    Advanced Analytics Will Drive Growth To $14 Billion By 2014

    Business intelligence (BI) software is the tip of the application software pyramid. Pure functionality, no matter how sophisticated, is no longer sufficient to successfully support the changing...

    • Downloads: 2657
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of SMB Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    Business Data Services North America And Europe

    This document provides highlights of an extensive data set collected across North American and European small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via our Enterprise And SMB Software Survey, North...

    • Downloads: 1643
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of Business Intelligence Software And Emerging Trends: 2010

    BI Vendors Need To Stay On Top Of Technology Innovation And Business Evolution

    While the whole IT market is facing challenging economic times, the global software market declined by 8% in 2009 compared with the previous year. Business intelligence (BI) software, which can...

    • Downloads: 1651
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Business Intelligence Growth Opportunity

    Advanced Analytics And Cloud Drive Future Growth

    2011 and beyond will be the era of business intelligence (BI) innovation and growth. No other software segment enjoys the same positive market dynamics of advancing technologies, business innovation,...

    • Downloads: 1497
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: BI Analytics, Q3 2013

    Landscape: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    Business intelligence (BI) is the No. 1 project priority for companies in 2013. Continued economic uncertainty and major industry-changing dynamics like mobility and the shift to digital business put...

    • Downloads: 1144
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: All Things Data

    The availability of data inside and outside the firewall and the plethora of creative opportunities to use it are changing how businesses operate. By the end of 2014, we can be sure that computing...

    • Downloads: 690
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Momentum: Business Intelligence, Q1 To Q3 2008

    Vendor Communications Reflect Business Intelligence Trends

    As the business intelligence (BI) market absorbs a recent round of market-changing mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Forrester analyzed the evolution of this fast-growing market and tracked 434 unique...

    • Downloads: 605
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Momentum: Business Application Software, H2 2008

    Software Supermajors Set The Trend For Integrated Solutions

    Various prominent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in early 2008 significantly changed the face of the business application software market, leading to the rise of the software supermajors. In the...

    • Downloads: 548
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Inquiry Insights: Business Intelligence, 2008 To H1 2009

    The BI Market Is Changing And So Are The Questions

    Forrester receives more than 20,000 inquiries every year that reflect the key questions for which vendors and users are seeking answers. In 2008 and the first half of 2009, 632 of these questions...

    • Downloads: 520
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Blue Gets Smarter: IBM Announces The Acquisition Of SPSS

    IBM Strikes Out To Become The Leading BI Vendor

    On July 28, 2009, IBM announced the plan to acquire SPSS, a leading provider of predictive analytics solutions. The acquisition, which is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, is expected...

    • Downloads: 342
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: Winning Software Strategies

    Unveiling The Software Strategies Of Top-Performing Companies

    During November 2011 and December 2011, Forrester surveyed 2,438 software decision-makers across Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and the US to determine their spending priorities around software. To...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Strategic Planning For Big Data: Getting It Right

    Companies Need To Avoid Ending Up With A Zoo Of Big Data Silo Solutions

    We are beyond the point of struggling over the definition of big data. That doesn't mean all confusion about the term "big data" has been resolved, but rather that companies today struggle over how...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Impressions From CeBIT 2014

    Although much of the thunder was stolen by the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month, the CeBIT 2014 trade show in Hannover still...

    • Downloads: 106