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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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Managed Security Services, Q3 2010

    In Forrester's 78-criteria evaluation of managed security services providers (MSSP), we found that IBM and SecureWorks led the pack because of flexibility, competency, and breadth of coverage. While...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Information Security And Risk Consulting Services, Q3 2010

    Deloitte Leads The Pack, With PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, And Accenture Close Behind

    In Forrester's 75-criteria evaluation of information security and risk consulting service providers, we found that Deloitte led the pack because of its maniacal customer focus and deep technical...

    • Downloads: 1824
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your 2011 Security Strategy

    Governance, Maturity, And Analytics Are The Major Themes For 2011

    Every winter Forrester outlines 12 important recommendations for your security strategy for the coming year. We base these recommendations on hundreds of client inquiries, numerous consulting...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Information Security And IT Risk Consulting, Q1 2009

    Deloitte And PricewaterhouseCoopers Lead, With Accenture Close Behind

    In Forrester's 72-criteria evaluation of information security and IT risk consulting service providers, we found that Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) lead the pack because of their superior...

    • Downloads: 1803
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Twelve Recommendations For Your 2010 Information Security Strategy

    As we enter 2010 and look ahead, the challenges we face are very familiar. The technology has been changing as usual, the business has been demanding more and more from security professionals as...

    • Downloads: 2079
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Managed Security Services

    Look Beyond Cost Savings And 24x7 Support To Select An MSSP

    The managed security services market is growing at a healthy clip due to a confluence of several factors, most notably staffing and skill pressures, an ever-evolving threat landscape, and an...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Security And Privacy Essentials For IT Outsourcing Deals

    Managing Risk While Ceding Operational Control

    Global spending on IT services and outsourcing was estimated at $488 billion in 2007 and is predicted to rise an additional 9% in 2008. At $120 billion, IT outsourcing constitutes roughly 25% of this...

    • Downloads: 950
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:IT Compliance: From Painful To Pleasant

    With increasing workforce mobility and the extension of the business supply chain globally, organizations are struggling to keep up with increasing corporate and regulatory compliance requirements....

    • Downloads: 775
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 564
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:What The European CEO Needs From The CIO In 2014

    Trust In IT Delivery Is An Issue For European Business Decision-Makers

    Continuing economic uncertainty, regulatory pressures, and the digitization of commerce will place further stress on European IT budgets and plans in 2014. The good news highlighted in our research...

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