John R. Rymer

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET platform and SharePoint. John leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and salesforce.com's platform.

John is the lead analyst on Forrester's digital experience delivery playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of business rules platforms and complex event processing.

Previous Work Experience

John came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group and has a combined total of six years with the company. He has worked as an industry analyst for more than 15 years, starting in 1989. John's industry experience includes a stint as vice president of product marketing for IONA Technologies, where he gained first-hand experience in creating and executing market strategies.

Before joining IONA, John was principal consultant and founder of Upstream Consulting, a vendor strategy consulting group within Fleishman-Hillard International Communications.

John is a frequent speaker at Forrester conferences for IT professionals.

Education

John graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in journalism.

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