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.

Education

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
  • Technology Product Strategies
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The Evolving Security Organization

    Defining An Appropriate Organizational Structure And Staffing Model For Information Security

    In the past few years, the siloed IT security role has rapidly added to its responsibilities and transformed itself into the cross-functional information risk management role. This has left many...

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  • 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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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2007: The Year Of Security Services

    How Security Service Providers Can Help CISOs

    Entering 2007, chief information security officers (CISOs) face a siloed security monitoring, measurement, and auditing environment as well as an increased responsibility for protecting the...

    • Downloads: 189