Pascal Matzke

Vice President, Research Director serving CIOs

Pascal is a member of Forrester's Business Technology Futures team, which serves CIOs and their business partners by predicting the long-term business impact of information technology. His research focus is on as-a-service business models and tech-driven business transformation, analyzing the shifting and consolidating IT services and outsourcing market, as well as underlying IT market dynamics. His research examines new constituencies of buyers and suppliers that are currently reshaping and recasting the IT services market.

In addition, Pascal regularly advises end user clients on their IT services and sourcing strategies, with a particular emphasis on outsourcing decision issues, RFP creation, and vendor selection and vendor management. His research spans the business strategies, operational processes, and portfolio elements required to achieve and sustain market leadership. For example, he co-authored Forrester's Big Idea on "Converged Service Delivery: The Missing Link In Achieving Business Flexibility." Pascal is a frequent public speaker and is regularly quoted by leading business newspapers and IT magazines, such as CIO Magazine, Computing, The Economist, the Financial Times, Handelsblatt, InformationWeek, and the International Herald Tribune.

Previous Work Experience

Pascal joined Forrester in 2005 from META Group, where he was a European lead analyst and consulting director responsible for IT services and vendor strategy issues. Previously, Pascal came from Giga Information Group, where he was a senior analyst and solution program manager covering IT services and outsourcing topics, as well as the relevant vendor evaluation methodologies. Prior to joining Giga Information Group in 1997, Pascal was involved in management consulting projects at a Munich-based consulting company, mainly in the telecommunications and IT services area.

Education

Pascal earned an M.A. in political science, economics, and modern history from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.

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  • Pascal Matzke
  • Management & Organization
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 260
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Forrsights: European Companies Start To Embrace New Systems Of Engagement

    Our Software Decision-Maker Survey Shows A Shift In Emphasis From Systems Of Records To Systems Of Engagement

    During November 2011 and December 2011, Forrester surveyed 676 software decision-makers across Germany, France, and the UK to determine their spending priorities around software. With new systems of...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:European IT Outsourcing — A Review Of A Market In Transition

    The European outsourcing market has continued to see a high level of activity over the past 24 months, with Forrester tracking 340 deals in 2010 and 220 deals in the first half of 2011. However, as...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Embedded Security Market Ecosystem

    Identifying Dominant Players And Mapping Challenges To Opportunities

    As the number of smart, sensor-rich IP-enabled devices grows, so does the demand and scramble to secure these connected devices. But no one tech or security vendor can do it alone. The variety of...

    • Downloads: 395
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Embedded Security For An IP-Enabled World

    We live in a world where an increasing number devices and objects — from medical implantable devices to cars — come with sensors to communicate with each other and transmit information to...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:EMEA IT Outsourcing Deals: 2008 Review

    While 2008 proved to be a tumultuous year in the world economy, IT outsourcers were well positioned to take advantage as companies looked to cut costs and potentially headcount. Despite the fact that...

    • Downloads: 791
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Emerging M&A Management Tools Market

    Integrated Solutions Pave The Way To More Sophisticated M&A Management

    While the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has increased over the past few years, most companies lack a structured and repeatable approach for managing the deals in an efficient and effective...

    • Downloads: 660
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    Report:The Three Archetypes Of Service Providers

    Aligning Your Positioning And Portfolio With Client Stakeholder Objectives

    The IT service provider market is undergoing a major transformation that will have a profound impact on how providers design and structure their portfolio and conduct their go-to-market approach....

    • Downloads: 1419
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Infosys' Positioning: From Cheap Services To Globalized Business Technology

    VPR: IT Services And Outsourcing Providers Summary, Q3 '07

    Infosys is seeking to move away from its image as a cheap Indian offshore service factory to that of a global business technology (BT) leader. The company is investing in measures to enhance its...

    • Downloads: 233