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:Defining IT GRC

    IT governance, IT risk management, and IT compliance are three distinct disciplines that in the past have existed in silos within organizations. Today, many organizations no longer see these...

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:What's Top Of Mind For CISOs In 2007

    Most CISOs today are optimistic about their security controls and feel confident that they are equipped to adequately handle the majority of their organizations' security issues. They also find that...

    • Downloads: 238
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Calculating The Cost Of A Security Breach

    Trying to determine the cost of a data breach is no easy task. After calculating the expenses of legal fees, call centers, lost employee productivity, regulatory fines, stock plummets, and customer...

    • Downloads: 743
  • 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...

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