Michael Barnes

VP, Research Director serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Michael serves Customer Insights Professionals and leads an Asia Pacific team of analysts focusing on helping businesses collect, manage, analyze, and apply customer data to win, serve, and retain customers. His team also supports business technology professionals seeking insight and strategies to better leverage IT to deliver business value by embracing digital disruptions.

Michael's coverage focuses primarily on customer analytics best practices and technologies, business intelligence, big data, and cloud computing. His views on the Asia Pacific IT market are commonly cited in prominent publications and broadcast media, and he is a highly sought-after speaker at industry events throughout the world.

Previous Work Experience

Michael has 20 years of IT experience and joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he led software infrastructure and application integration research in Asia Pacific for Gartner, advising large organizations on strategies for sourcing, implementing, and managing enterprise applications and software technologies. He previously conducted software research and implementation at Meta Group, Hurwitz Group, and Prudential Insurance.

Education

Michael holds a master's degree in economics from Northeastern University.

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10 results in Reports

  • Michael Barnes
  • Past 18 months
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The State Of Customer Experience Management In Australia, 2014

    The only way to compete effectively in the age of the customer is to become truly customer obsessed. To help firms achieve this goal, this report sheds light on the current state of customer...

    • Downloads: 61
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Why Australia Is A Key Cloud Market

    Fast Adoption And Openness Drive Hunger For Innovation

    In our December 4, 2013, "Predictions For 2014: Cloud Computing" report, we stated that Australia would rise to the No. 2 market for cloud services consumption globally. In this report, we explain...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 4

    Communications Still Drives Smartphone Usage

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: IBM-As-A-Service

    IBM's Impact 2014 Is A Milestone In Reshaping IBM's Core Business

    IBM is one of the mega oil tankers navigating slowly on the technology ocean, surrounded by speedboats of "startups" and heavy "clouds" on the horizon. Stowaways talking strange languages like...

    • Downloads: 284
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Asian Banks Are Adopting Cloud Faster Than You Think

    Use Cases Vary, But Uptake Is Real — And Accelerating

    Cloud adoption is rapidly going mainstream across many parts of Asia Pacific (AP). This includes strong uptake among AP banks and other financial services firms — organizations still often...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Microsoft's Asia Pacific Analyst Summit 2013

    Clear Signs Of Progress Despite Obvious Internal Resistance

    Forrester attended Microsoft's second annual Asia Pacific Analyst Summit in Singapore last week for an update on the company's progress in transforming into a devices and services company. The event...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence Service Providers In Asia Pacific, Q4 2013

    The Eight Global Market Leaders With Strong Regional Delivery Capabilities

    Business decision-makers in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasingly aware of the importance of business intelligence (BI) and broader analytics to business strategy and execution. However, lack of...

    • Downloads: 306
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:IaaS Adoption Trends And Guidelines In Asia Pacific

    Use Cases Are Set To Expand, Along With Business Value

    Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has steadily emerged as a top cloud workload in Asia Pacific (AP) as organizations have begun to more clearly understand its use cases. While internal IT resistance...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Evaluating BI Services In Asia Pacific

    Local Delivery Capabilities Are Crucial For Project Success

    Organizations in Asia Pacific (AP) are increasing their investments in business intelligence (BI) tools, technologies, and strategies. However, lack of internal expertise remains a significant...

    • Downloads: 140
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SaaS Adoption Trends In Asia Pacific For 2013 And 2014

    IT's Involvement And Support Are Poised To Grow Sharply

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption is rapidly going mainstream across more and more markets in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). But there's still a disconnect between business decision-makers' demand...

    • Downloads: 411