Manish Bahl

VP, Country Manager serving CIOs

Manish serves CIOs and business technology (BT) leaders, focusing on the role of technology as an enabler of business outcomes. He provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of emerging technologies, architecture and technology strategy, IT investment, BT alignment, business innovation, and technology trends and their impact on competitive advantage. His research focuses on helping clients mature from an IT-centric role in their organizations to a business-embedded one and defining the technology requirements in an ever-changing work environment.

Manish has been widely quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Ciol, Silicon India, and others. Manish is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences.

As a country manager, Manish is also responsible for developing the research team in India and lead a group of analysts, data experts, market experts, and consultants who do research on structural shifts in buyer demand, recognize new business models, and harness disruptive emerging technologies.

Previous Work Experience

Manish came to Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he served as a senior research analyst at Evalueserve, providing market research and business intelligence services. Previously, he was a team leader at GE Capital Services, a global financial services company.

Education

Manish has a master's degree in business economics from DAVV, India. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in international business and is a certified SPSS professional.

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