Jean-Pierre Garbani

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

J.P. serves Infrastructure & Operation Professionals in predicting and quantifying IT disruptions. J.P.'s expertise is in the IT management software and IT operations market, and his research examines the shifting industry dynamics caused by economic pressures and the impact of new technologies such as virtualization on the IT organization.

J.P. has several decades of experience as an IT technology designer and marketer and also as a client of IT technology. He has broad experience in designing advanced technology solutions in industrial and commercial applications and bringing them to market. He has written extensively on technology for several business publications. J.P. is often a featured speaker at vendor-sponsored events and webinars.

Previous Work Experience

J.P. came to Forrester through the acquisition of Giga Information Group, where he was the research director of the computing infrastructure group. J.P. started his IT career in early 1968 as a software engineer working on the automation of nuclear power plants in France. J.P. then joined Bull General Electric in Paris (subsequently Honeywell Bull), where he was a designer and project leader of very large network infrastructures in France, Scandinavia, and the US. At Bull, J.P. occupied several positions in engineering, marketing, and sales. J.P. moved to the US in 1984 and filled several engineering and marketing positions with Bull Information Systems. In 1994, J.P. created Epitome Technology Corporation, a middleware software company focused on manufacturing execution systems. Prior to joining Giga, J.P. worked as an IT management consultant for several large financial institutions in the US.

Education

J.P. graduated from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Supelec) in Paris (M.S. in computer science). J.P. is a US citizen based in Naples, Fla., and speaks French fluently.

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The IT Management Software Megavendors

    SWOT Analysis For BMC Software, CA, HP Software, And IBM Tivoli, Q3 2009

    The current recession and credit crunch deeply affected IT spending in the last quarter of 2008 and into 2009. Despite this bleak overall picture, Forrester forecasts 4% growth in nonapplication...

    • Downloads: 858
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Infrastructure And Operations For 2020 With Tools And Technologies

    Tools And Technology: The I&O Practice Playbook

    As more and more business services are provided through cloud and mobile technologies, business users see an opportunity to gain more control over IT, decentralize IT functions, and move from a...

    • Downloads: 616
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:The Writing On IT's Complexity Wall

    The Future Role Of IT Management Software

    The past years have seen IT organizations struggle with issues of service development, deployment, and delivery. Forrester believes that these issues are directly linked to the increased complexity...

    • Downloads: 561
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Guarantee Business Value From Technology Monitoring

    Introducing Forrester's Blueprint For Holistic Business Technology Monitoring

    Technology-based services fuel the business. The technology choices that the I&O organization makes are intrinsic to business capability performance and increasingly important to improving IT's...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Create An Infrastructure And Operations Transformation Road Map

    Road Map: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    The role of infrastructure and operations (I&O) is to architect, implement, and operate the production engine that supports — and preferably anticipates — the business' various...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Hardware Is Dead; Long Live Software

    Tools And Technology: The I&O Transformation Playbook

    Hardware is dead — or, more precisely, it has left center stage. Gone are the days when we debated the merits of CISC (comprehensive instruction set computer) and RISC (reduced instruction set...

    • Downloads: 74