Khalid Kark

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

Khalid serves CIOs, leading the team responsible for delivering research and advisory services to IT leaders. He provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of organization design; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); and emerging technologies. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one. Khalid has extensive experience working with the government, healthcare, and financial services sectors.

Khalid has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as MSNBC, The Boston Globe, CIO Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Khalid is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences.

Previous Work Experience

Before joining Forrester, Khalid worked for a global insurance company where he provided leadership and direction for the information security program. Prior to this, he worked as a consultant and program manager at a telco, helping clients with IT strategy and architecture.


Khalid holds master's degree in networks and telecommunications management from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in business and economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Khalid Kark
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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Spotlight On Security Service Providers For The US Government

    Firms Must Improve The Maturity Of Their Services To Remain Relevant

    While it hasn't always been seen in the past as the earliest adopter of information security technologies or the largest market for information security services, the US federal government is...

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